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Observed: 4th November 2012 By: Angela GraceAngela Grace’s reputation in InvertebratesAngela Grace’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Brown head, small brown hump halfway down body, brown mark widening into a small triangle at the tail end. About 9 segments(clear ones) could be more. About 15mm long, 3 or 4mm wide. seen on a sheet of black polythene, shed wall under trees.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) interacts

Comments

nightfly's picture

Hi Angela, Having saved,

Hi Angela,

Having saved, cropped and blew up the larva I am a bit more confident that it is a Brimstone moth larva. The colouration, the head with its 2 points and the dorsal bump are all correct.

Cathal.

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Brimstone moth larva

Thanks for this. The green form is spot on. There does seem to be variations though. Is there a Brimstone (butterfly) and a brimstone moth as you say? I have found two scientific names as well. Quite confusing.

AGBC