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Caterpillar

Observed: 16th August 2013 By: AmonSzocsAmonSzocs’s reputation in InvertebratesAmonSzocs’s reputation in Invertebrates
P8160249
P8160248
Description:

This caterpillar was on my apple tree.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eyed Hawk-Moth (Smerinthus ocellata) interacts

Comments

AmonSzocs's picture

black marks

Any idea why it has black marks all over its body?

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Marks

Good question Looks like some sort of injury perhaps a parasitic wasp bite or puncture mark from a predator jagged could even be a small bird ??? - dont think it is debris ? Short answer cant be certain

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