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Mullein (Shargacucullia verbasci)

Observed: 19th May 2012 By: Rags
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Seen in Corfu near top of Mt.Pantakrator. Mid sized pale caterpillars feeding on a leafy low plant. Anyone able to help with an ID of either please?

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The plant is a Verbascum, I think, but not sure of species.


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My first thought was that this could not be the common Mullein Moth, but further research led to an image of a larva exactly like yours from Hungary, which is identified as the Mullein Moth. See www.leps.it under Cucullia (Shargacucullia) verbasci.

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Mullein (Shargacucullia verbasci)

Thanks again Michael for the ID. I have checked your reference and it looks dead right - including the foodplant.