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Moth or Butterfly caterpillar?

Morning everyone image

Can anyone please tell me if this is a Moth or Butterfly caterpillar?

And depending which one it is, should I try and get rid of the ones that are inside the rolled up leaves of my Honeysuckle?






  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,915

    Hi Sheps image

    No idea which that is, but unless there is a huge infestation I tend to leave such things for the birds and wasps etc to sort out.

    I'm a little concerned by the inference in your question that butterflies = good and moths = bad image

    Is that what you meant?

    Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:26:55

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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,718

    Thanks for the help, Dove image

    No, that's not what I meant at all, what I meant to convey was, are the caterpillars going to decimate my Honeysuckle, maybe I should have been less species specific, but then it is a caterpillar after all.

    The only reference I've made this morning to Good / Bad is, Hillary = Good and Donald = Bad image


    Just so this doesn't descend into a "Sheps hates Moths" thread, Sheps loves all wildlife.

    Sheps image...quick...get that moth!!!

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,718

    Could it be Light Brown Apple Moth larvae?, not sure if this one is apple tree specific?


    Tortrix Moth Larvae?


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