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Caterpillar

Observed: 16th June 2012 By: Valerie Harrison
West Galloway Scottish Ornithologists' Club
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7-caterpillar
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Moth (Depressaria daucella) interacts

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Valerie Harrison's picture

Thanks for the ID Nick, think

Thanks for the ID Nick, think you are right, I have been trying to find it for some time, you have put me out of my misery. Quite a pretty larvae or a boring brown moth!

Valerie
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Nick Upton's picture

Yes, its quite distinctive

Yes, it's quite distinctive (as a larva...) but had me stumped 'til someone put me straight. Embarrassingly I thought it was a sawfly larva at first.... so I never got close at all, but I know it now!

BTW I'm a big fan of garden bug hunting / leaving wildspace for bugs and using no chemicals and really should be building insect hotels etc This may interest you, though it's not very detailed: http://blog.2020v.org/2012/03/nickupton/unsung-heros-of-the-creepy-crawl... and I may be doing a garden insect piece for a local magazine soon who like the shots/ the approach.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.