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Observed: 30th August 2013 By: brianhills
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Description:

Silver / Grey caterpiller on a young hazel tree.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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sawfly?

This looks a bit like the White Alder Sawfly, Eriocampa ovata, but as its name suggests that one feeds on Alder not Hazel. Do you have any photos of the leaves of the tree?

There's some more information about White Alder Sawfly at:
http://www.wsbrc.org.uk/YourRecords/CountyRecorder/sawflies/recording/Pa...

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