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edited September 2019 in Problem solving
Does anybody have any idea of what type of catapillar this is? Found on heuchera.

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 6,521
    Bit of a tricky one. Any chance of a picture from the side?
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  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,169
    I always thought they were angle shade moth caterpillars, they come in green and orange-brown colours.

    I could be mistaken though and happy to be corrected.
  • It does indeed look like an Angle Shades. The caterpillars are evidently very variable.

    http://www.wildlifeinsight.com/british-moths/angle-shades-moth-phlogophora-meticulosa/
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,252
    Not sure @Victoria Sponge the angle shades caterpillars look less 'defined' in their markings, and chunkier [correct term  ;) ] but I'm not any kind of expert either  :D
      
    We certainly have those in the garden though, but I usually only see them when they're green.
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  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,169
    edited October 2019
    I have the chunky brown form, I saw one the other day on an aster and assumed it was an angle shade. I just read they over winter which would explain why I often see them on later flowers.

    Just checked the link provided by Alan Clark and Hexagon's specimen seems to have the side stripe too...
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,252
    edited October 2019
    I'm probably not looking hard enough @Victoria Sponge ;)

    I didn't see @Alan Clark2 in Liverpools link either  :D
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