Saturday, 6 August 2011

Angle Shades Moth Larva

This brown nicely-patterned caterpillar is the larva of the Angle shades moth (Phlogophora meticulosa) - the colours can range from this to bright green.
They like to eat young plant shoots so are not welcome on the allotment.

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