Reedbed Caterpillar

Reedbed Caterpillar

Observation - Reedbed Caterpillar. Description: This caterpillar was found on willow which had been cut and stacked on the outskirts of a reedbed. The specimen was photographed in-situ at Grouville Marsh (Les Maltieres) on the East Coast of Jersey C.I. My preliminary efforts at identification lead me t

This caterpillar was found on willow which had been cut and stacked on the outskirts of a reedbed. The specimen was photographed in-situ at Grouville Marsh (Les Maltieres) on the East Coast of Jersey C.I. My preliminary efforts at identification lead me to believe that this specimen is a member of the Arctiidae, however being something of a beginner with Lepidoptera larvae I may very well be mistaken.