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Observed: 29th May 2011 By: Jayjayz
Catapillars wm

I had at least 20 of these large caterpillars on a Mullein. I never saw what butterfly they would turn in to. Would love to know!

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mullein (Shargacucullia verbasci) interacts


chrisbrooks's picture

ID link below

A useful link to see what the moth looks like.


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Thanks for that link Chris. It seems that all the Mullein Moths on iSpot are caterpillars, but that's probably because the adult moth is much less brightly coloured, is not very strongly attracted to lights/moth traps, and is much harder to identify with certainty than the caterpillar is. Usually it's the other way round!

Entomologist and biological recorder