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Lepidoptera Larva indet

Observed: 24th October 2008 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Lepidoptera Larva indet
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nightfly's picture

Hi Mick, Some nice

Hi Mick,

Some nice caterpillars. Some of them ring bells for sure, I was looking at cats a lot a couple of months back and I hope to have a go at potential IDs of some of these in the near future. You have a serious catalogue of invertebrate images.

Cathal.

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Hi Cathal, Thank you for the

Hi Cathal,
Thank you for the complement. Yeah, (blowing my own trumpet), it's just recently that I came to the same conclusion. My only regret is I never took notes on all my photo records. For example I never took notes on aphids. I have a lot of different species on which I am relying on memory as regards host plant/s etc etc.

Right, I off out while the sun is shining, note pad and camera to hand.

Have a good day,

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Mick, yeah sometimes size in

Mick,

yeah sometimes size in particular can be very important for IDing caterpillars. I tried to keep length records for all caterpillars I photographed because I hated not being able to supply the size when someone asked. Also because working from memory alone proved totally unreliable. 'Guesstimating' just wasnt reliable. On certain outings when several larvae were encountered it was very important to record sizes, locations and foodplants or it all became irretrievably confused.

Happy hunting today.

Cathal.