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Identification much appreciated

Observed: 30th June 2012 By: Barbie6803Barbie6803’s reputation in InvertebratesBarbie6803’s reputation in Invertebrates
No idea
Ideas welcome
Description:

Small yellow and black caterpillar found on nettles about 40 metres from the waters edge at Alton Water reservoir

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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I.D

Beetle larva

cricketmoth

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leaf beetle

This looks rather like the Guelder-rose Leaf Beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni), although if so the dark markings are heavier than usual. Was there any Guelder-rose nearby? See:
http://www.bioimages.org.uk/html/r160480.htm

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