Found this buff and brown caterpillar with chevron markings in my garden today
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I don't know what it is (someone will help) but there seem to be some tiny blue eggs next to it. I wonder if these belong to a parasite?
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I think this is Double Square-spot, which has cropped up on iSpot a few times previously. I certainly don't know of another caterpillar with the double chevron marks - however it may be a little late in the year to find this as a caterpillar.
Any idea about the little blue eggs, Rob?
may be larvae of Euplectrus, a chalcidoid wasp belonging to the family Eulophidae. These normally go on to spin loose cocoons from which tiny browny/orange wasps emerge.
Thanks, David. I will tag this with 'parasitoid' then.
Lat/Lng: 52.4, -2.1
OS grid ref: SO9978