Angle Shades larva tbi Allestree Elm Grove 2014 04

Angle Shades larva tbi Allestree Elm Grove 2014 04

Observation - Angle Shades larva tbi Allestree Elm Grove 2014 04 - UK and Ireland. Description: This was photographed by my friend in his garden, there were two of them on Red Campion, the following day they were shriveled black messes. I knew it was familiar, then realised it is an Angle Shades moth larvae. Why it turned bright yellow? Bill susp

This was photographed by my friend in his garden, there were two of them on Red Campion, the following day they were shriveled black messes.

I knew it was familiar, then realised it is an Angle Shades moth larvae. Why it turned bright yellow? Bill suspects some sort of bacterial infection or a virus.