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Old Friday 22nd May 2020, 16:30   #1
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Larva for ID

I came across this larva on 21.05.20 in south Hampshire and thought it might be a sawfly larva but all my internet searching and pattern matching have failed miserably.
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It looks like the Magpie Moth larva, Abraxas grossulariata!


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It looks like the Magpie Moth larva, Abraxas grossulariata!


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I don't know what it is but it doesn't look like this to me. Can't find any images of Magpie like this one.
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I don't know what it is but it doesn't look like this to me. Can't find any images of Magpie like this one.
You're right, on reflection it's not a Magpie Moth!


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I came across this larva on 21.05.20 in south Hampshire and thought it might be a sawfly larva but all my internet searching and pattern matching have failed miserably.
Always helpful to mention foodplant when looking for an identification of caterpillar.
this is Depressaria daucella
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Always helpful to mention foodplant when looking for an identification of caterpillar.
this is Depressaria daucella
Thanks Ficedula - I'm afraid my plant ID is even worse than my caterpillar ID!
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