Josetta's picture

Portland caterpillars

Observed: 21st October 2012 By: Josetta
Portland caterpillar 1
Portland caterpillar 2
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda) interacts

Comments

DavidHowdon's picture

Are both of these the same caterpillar?

Are both of these the same caterpillar?

DavidHowdon's picture

Reclassify

If you reclassify this entry as "invertebrate" rather than "other organism" various iSpot features will work better and you are more like to get confirmed identifications.

Josetta's picture

Portland Caterpillars

Very many thanks for the ID help and for the advice, much appreciated. They are 2 separate caterpillars - do White Ermine caterpillars vary in colour or is the brown one a different moth? The tufts on the brown one were very obvious rosettes if that is any help.

DavidHowdon's picture

The brown one

might well be Ruby Tiger. I would suggest you edit this entry (changing it to Invertebrate when you do) and delete the brown picture.

Then create a separate entry for the brown one.

iSpot doesn't really cope well with two separate IDs for one entry.

Eskling's picture

The brown one

Agree, picture 2 looks like a Ruby Tiger larva. I see you did move that one to the invertebrates section. (This original observstion can still be reclassified to 'invertebrates'.)

gramandy's picture

David is...

...right Josetta - you'll get more ID help if you move to the invertebrate section :)