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Moth, Caterpillar or something else?


I'm hoping someone could help identify this chrysalis? 

I have an insect app which identifies it as a swallow bush tail butterfly. However, the appearance doesn't look like it? 

I only have a small town garden and the leaf is from a rhodedendron. 

I have various plants which attract moths so my guess would be some sort of moth? 

Many Thanks


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,047
    This is a useful site for ID ing all sorts of wildlife. Failing that, @wild edges or @Alan Clark2 in Liverpool might be able to help if they're around
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,481
    How long is it? My total guess would be some kind of Tortrix moth but several others make a nest in a leaf like that. There are a few Tortrix moths that like Rhododendron though so they'd be prime suspect.
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,900
    A wistful tortrix, a depressed tortrix, a slightly bilious tortrix?
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