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Unknown caterpillar

Observed: 31st March 2012 By: jimormerodjimormerod’s reputation in Invertebratesjimormerod’s reputation in Invertebratesjimormerod’s reputation in Invertebrates

Found when replacing garden fencing. No idea what food plant might have been.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Old Lady (Mormo maura) interacts


jimormerod's picture

I think you're right

I've checked old Lady on UKMoths and the caterpillar shown there is an exact match.
I'm afraid I only managed side views as it was keeping close to the fence panel.
Interestingly, I've never recorded this species when MV trapping. It is apparently not readily attracted to light.
Thanks for your help, Douglas

Jim Ormerod

DavidHowdon's picture

Old Lady larva

In case it helps I've added a sequence of Old Lady larva here http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/268363

David Howdon