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Unknown larva

Observed: 30th December 2012 By: Joe30Joe30’s reputation in InvertebratesJoe30’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Plenty of these seen on sea defence boulders but no idea what they are. About 10mm in length, hope someone can ID it, thanks.

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Caterpillar of a Marbled

Caterpillar of a Marbled Beauty moth

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According to UK moths

According to UK moths http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2293
The caterpillars feed on lichens on rocks, which explains what they were doing on the boulders where you found them.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)