Can anyone help with ID of this caterpillar please?
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I considered Grey Chi as well but I think that species would have an additional light line on the side which this does not show.
I could easily be wrong.
I had eliminated Red Swordgrass as the light green form is not figured in many of the sources I have (the darker form looks very different to this). But checking ukleps I think this looks like a good bet now.
Thanks for the suggestions. I am inclined to think it is the red sword grass caterpillar. Much appreciated.
Hi Idle lass and David,
I noticed that the bright green version of RSG larva isnt very well represented in ukleps. This is the only version of it I have seen and Ive seen roughly 10 larva on moorland over the past 2 or 3 years. Ones I have seen as mature as this one were late July into early August.
It is a lovely caterpillar, quite amazing bright green.
Lat/Lng: 54.3774, -1.6299
OS grid ref: SE241980