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On Hemlock Water Dropwort

Observed: 27th June 2012 By: allrounderallrounder’s reputation in Invertebratesallrounder’s reputation in Invertebratesallrounder’s reputation in Invertebratesallrounder’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

2"inches long. Happily munching out in the open on Hemlock Water Dropwort

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mullein (Shargacucullia verbasci) interacts

Comments

ophrys's picture

Figwort

Is there a suggestion in the picture that it is actually on Water Figwort, one of the usual foodplants?

Ian
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allrounder's picture

There is

and you're right. This part of the bank was a tangle of weeds. There being lots of Hemlock Water Dropwort, Wild Turnip, Marsh Woundwort and Water Figwort. I did try to separate the plants but didn't want to disturb the caterpillars too much in order to take a picture.

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