Saturday, 25 June 2011

Nettle-Tap Moth Larva

This was tricky to identify,  but I think this is correct (Anthophila fabriciana). As the name suggests, the caterpillars eat nettles and can often be found in abundance.
Not a problem to allotment holders and other vegetable growers.

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