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Odd caterpillar

Observed: 6th October 2012 By: rimo
Bumblebee Conservation TrustUK Ladybird Survey
Invertebrates expert
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Description:

Brown noctuid caterpillar, beaten from bramble in east Devon, the pair of 'eye-spots' should be distinctive but I can't place it

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides) interacts

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Part of the caterpillar

Is the white definitely part of the caterpillar. It looks like it might be something parasitic may have had a go at it?

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The white smudge at the back

The white smudge at the back was mildew from the bramble, but the spots at the front certainly seemed to be integral, I had a good poke and it didn't rub or flake off and certainly wasn't a hole

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Michael Skelton's picture

Caterpillar

Not a noctuid! Thyatiridae.

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That was meant to say

That was meant to say 'noctuidy' rather than the definitive! Many thanks for ID, caught the moth plenty of times but never the larva

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