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Caterpillar

Observed: 6th April 2012 By: Chris DavenportChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Davenport’s reputation in Invertebrates
Caterpillar
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua fimbriata) interacts

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

BBYU

I've added an example of the larvae of this species (which I think yours is) at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/255621

Chris Davenport's picture

Thank you. Really helpful as

Thank you. Really helpful as always. :-)

Chris.

Douglas's picture

Pretty sure it's not BBYU,

Pretty sure it's not BBYU, that would have dark area surrounding the spiracles, which are higher up the side in the said species.

There are lots of very similar brown dull 'grub-like' caterpillars in the Noctuidae family. Wouldn't really like to suggest any ID though, as I say many similar species. The very variable caterpillar of the Angle Shades may be one to consider.

An idea of a possible foodplant can be helpful?

Best wishes,

Douglas

Chris Davenport's picture

It was crawling over the

It was crawling over the white sheet I had under my moth lamp, so the food plant could be almost anything. Typical (ancient) woodland with oak, birch and plenty of brambles in the immediate vicinity.