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Good or bad caterpillar

It’s hiding all curled up in the tulip. Is it a moth or butterfly caterpillar? Good guy? 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,456
    Possibly some type of hawk moth ?
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,221
    Looks like a Yellow Underwing Moth caterpillar, not sure if it will be a good guy.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Well I learnt to dislike those little angry waving caterpillars that ate my rose leaves. And I’m wary of hairy ones because their hairs are a serious irritant. I have lots of places for all kinds of critters in my garden but don’t need them eating up everything I plant either.
  • Not the best photograph, but I also think it might be a Yellow Underwing Moth, which is nothing to worry about. It will pupate soon.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Thanks - it does look like the common yellow underwing moth. I’d rather it didn’t eat the tulips so I’ve put it in the wildlife  section.
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