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Red mapleRed maple YorkshirePosts: 273
This morning I found a small, bright green caterpillar (?) on the leaf of one of my annual geraniums. The leaf was curled around it and the outer edges of the leaf had been munched along with some other leaves. I’m just wondering if any one knows what it might be. It’s about 1cm long, bright green in colour.
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  • ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,200
    Could be / probably is Light Brown Apple Moth caterpillar, I have quite a few in the garden at the moment.
  • Red mapleRed maple YorkshirePosts: 273
    I suppose could be, thinking about it, as I’ve seen similar grubs/caterpillars inside apple leaves. Can’t remember if they were such a bright green, though. Thanks for replying, Sheps.
  • ShepsSheps West YorkshirePosts: 1,200
    Maybe Tortrix Moth...but not sure if LBAM are the same family.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,035
    Sheps said:
    Maybe Tortrix Moth...but not sure if LBAM are the same family.
    They are. Tortrix moths are the usual leaf rolling culprits but my field guide to UK micro-moths has 18 pages of Tortricidae moths at 21 species per page. There's a lot of them :o
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  • Red mapleRed maple YorkshirePosts: 273
    Yes, that’s a lot of moths. I’ll have to be vigilant, and keep a close eye on my geraniums.
    Thanks to all for your replies.
  • MikeOxgreenMikeOxgreen PenninesPosts: 150
    Take a picture next time.
  • Red mapleRed maple YorkshirePosts: 273
    Yes, but I forgot when I saw the caterpillar yesterday morning. Only thought about asking about it later.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,035
    Don't worry about it. You can tell as much from your description as you can from a photo. Small green caterpillars are basically impossible to identify but adding the food plant and the caterpillar's habits really helps narrow it down. 
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  • Red mapleRed maple YorkshirePosts: 273
    Thank yet wild edges.  :)
  • Red mapleRed maple YorkshirePosts: 273
    You, not yet  :D
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