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Sycamore Moth caterpillar

Observed: 12th September 2012 By: Sue HendrieSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Description:

Spectacular yellow and red hairy caterpillar, with white & black roundels, which turns into a rather more prosaic silver and black Sycamore moth. Spotted scurrying across a path in the Bullcroft park.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sycamore (Acronicta aceris) interacts

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Stunning

What a stunning caterpillar, never seen the like before.

Sue Hendrie's picture

Neither had I

and I was quite convinced I'd found something really exotic until I looked it up!

Sue Hendrie