Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Angle shades caterpillar (again)

There are always a lot of angle shades moth caterpillars at the allotment - it makes a pretty regular appearance on this blog - but we've only seen the impressive moth once.
The larvae colouring can range from fluorescent green to brown - this one has the best camouflage, but not when it's on our orange compost pot!
I'm basing the identification on the light-coloured line below the dark colouring and the little white dots along the top of that line - you can see these better in the pic below.
They eat stingers and dock - unfortunately plenty of both around the allotment site, but every cloud... at least it doesn't generally eat veggies!

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