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Large Caterpillar

Observed: 30th October 2012 By: KeithAJones

Large caterpillar c50mm long found on ground after conifer hedge and honeysuckle had been pruned. It has a distinctive black triangle on its back just behind its head. Arrangement of legs etc. as of the Geometrid moths.

    Likely ID
    Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata) interacts


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There are 3 larva of

There are 3 larva of different maturity in this observation which I think are also Scalloped Hazel, after much studying of these and similar species in ukleps. Do you still have the caterpillar?

The larva in this ob. will all now be significantly bigger.