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Looper

Observed: 31st May 2010 By: greenowl21
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Description:

Dark Brown with double yellow markings along sides. Found on Quince.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mottled Umber (Erannis defoliaria) interacts

Comments

greenowl21's picture

mottled Umber?

Our caterpillar is a much darker brown on the main body and looks more like a dark brown sued. The yellow markings are not a continuous line but more like equal signs along the body.

We do however have oak and birch adjacent.

Greenowl21

Martin Harvey's picture

colours

The colours can vary in this caterpillar, see the examples shown at:
http://www.ukleps.org/CommNamesAlphabetical.html

(scroll down the list to find Mottled Umber)

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