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  • pingping Posts: 70

    sorry for question again, found this little worm(?) curling up under my potted perennials, please could anyone let me know if it's a good little one or should go to birdie's table?

    Thank you

     

    ping

  • Looks like a caterpillar image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

    Angle shades moth caterpillar? maybe.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    fidgetbones wrote (see)

    Angle shades moth caterpillar? maybe.

    I think your are right FB.  I find these throughout the Winter, often hiding under ground-hugging foliage where they overwinter.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

    I find them but they are more brownish. I found one of the adults also in the garden. It looks too much like a leaf.They are probably there all the time, but I dont see them.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

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     An adult I found amongst the leaves.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,503

    I'd just tuck it away back where I found it - it probably knew what it was doing when it chose it's spot for the winter http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/angle-shades 

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  • is it a leatherjack? I was finding simalar ones last week, mine were dirty olive green colour. They were curled up like the ones in the photo.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,503

    No, leatherjackets are that dirty olive green colour, just as yours were and like these.

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  • Not nice images when you're eating your lunch...which incidentally happens to be pasta with lovely green pesto lol

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