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Pussmoth Caterpillar

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Peter Keiller
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Pussmoth Caterpillar

Post by Peter Keiller » 31 Aug 2013, 15:14

We found this mature Pussmoth caterpillar searching up and down one of our garden fenceposts a wee while ago. It's presumably ready to pupate - given it's darkened coloration and behaviour. Haven't been able to find the pupa unfortunately.
Pussmoth 21.8.13-3.jpg
Pussmoth 21.8.13.jpg

chrisjohnson
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Re: Pussmoth Caterpillar

Post by chrisjohnson » 01 Sep 2013, 09:23

Hi Peter

You need to look carefully at the posts: the larvae 'chew' the timber to form their cocoon which is oval and blends well with the background.

Chris

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