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Unsure caterpillar

Observed: 14th October 2013 By: christine970Schristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrateschristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrateschristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrateschristine970S’s reputation in Invertebrates
Unsure caterpillar.
Description:

ID unsure on this one, had a shiny black face, help needed if poss please.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sawfly (Symphyta) interacts

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Sawfly, that one did cross my

Sawfly, that one did cross my mind, Many Thanks.

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Thanks for the ID info too,

Thanks for the ID info too, have learnt so much this year.

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Hi Christine no worries, it

Hi Christine no worries, it was thanks to iSpot I discovered how to tell a sawfly larva from a lepidoptera larva, just about a year ago I had several unidentified moth/butterfly larvae images which were actually sawflies when I posted them on iSpot. This site is undoubtedly the best way to learn about invertebrates and any other type of organism also.

Cathal.

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Similar one here called

Similar one here called Tenthredo livida, Ive asked Brian (Ardea) to share your image with his friend Andrew in Germany, a sawfly expert.

Cathal.

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Thank you, above and beyond

Thank you, above and beyond the call of duty, your help with my ID's this summer have been invaluable. Best Regards.

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Have also created this Flickr

Have also created this Flickr account of my back garden nature reserve, recording everything here to halt council development of the land. some are a little fuzzy, but that's nature, and it is only a percentage of what i have recorded here.
Thanks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/save-highcroft-farm/

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Thanks Christine, will have a

Thanks Christine, will have a look, I like the sound of your back garden. Mine is too well kept, it isnt actually mine and my landlord might raise an eyebrow if I let it revert to nature. The addition of some buddleia would probably be acceptible though, I should have thought of that already! Cheers.

Cathal.

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Christine those photos are

Christine those photos are fantastic. Thats a great catalogue youve already amassed. Top class images, I dont see the fuzzy ones. I think your small brown caterpillar dangling from the silk thread is another Brimstone moth just younger than the one on its left.

Super pictures, Ive been thinking about doing something similar just havent got round to it. Thanks for sharing, really enjoyable.

Cathal.

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Thanks for taking the time to

Thanks for taking the time to look, appreciate it, i will add that ID, thanks. Pleasure to chat to you, good hunting.