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Nightime caterpillar

Observed: 11th June 2013 By: DavidHowdon
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Larva / caterpillar of 2297 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758) - High Wych, Hertfordshire (VC 20), 11th June 2013
Larva / caterpillar of 2297 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758) - High Wych, Hertfordshire (VC 20), 11th June 2013
Description:

Not practical to retain and rear on this one so confirmation of the ID appreciated.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Copper Underwing (Amphipyra pyramidea) interacts

Comments

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Also

Creamy line along side is broken. Would be continuous in Svensson's. Only reliable in final instar which this appears to be.

Dave

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Instar

Not convinced this is a final instar caterpillar, it seemed to small (admittedly hard to tell from the pictures). If I had to guess I would say penultimate instar.