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Larva

Observed: 15th September 2013 By: bramblejunglebramblejungle’s reputation in Invertebratesbramblejungle’s reputation in Invertebratesbramblejungle’s reputation in Invertebratesbramblejungle’s reputation in Invertebrates
larva
Description:

On the garden waste bin, probably from nettles or brambles - but no idea of ID

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Larva

Thanks nightfly - I've seen Hypena proboscidalis here.

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Hi Branblejungle,If it is

Hi Bramblejungle,

If it is The Snout then its a 2nd generation one. It looks like it to me but then a few of these Hypena can look similar. Any indication of size, it might help a bit?

Cathal.

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Buttoned Snout larval stage

Buttoned Snout larval stage is June July and it has a white stripe along the outer edge of the dorsal area.

Beautiful Snout hasnt got the black dotted face as above and is specific to bilberry.

The proximity to nettles, the white line along the side, the proleg arrangement and the black dots on the head seem to suggest Hypena proboscidalis.

Bloxworth Snout larva also feeds on nettles but doesnt appear to have the white stripe along the length of the body at any stage of development.
The larva looks like it might be immature and may change appearance a bit as it develops.

Cathal.

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Larva

Sorry, omitted size from observation: at a guess,12-15mm long. I've found Buttoned Snout here, too.

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Quite small then, the black

Quite small then, the black dotted head is the same as The Snout in ukleps....

Cathal.