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Moth Larvae? anyone!

PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2009 21:01
by IAC
Hi all, Could anyone shed some light on this little fella, as he had hitched a lift on my rucksack I have no idea where he could have come from. Thankyou IAC.

Re: Moth Larvae? anyone!

PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr 2009 21:32
by admin
Hi Ian, It's a Geometrid of some sort, but don't know which one. Do you still have it? If so, try rearing it through. You'll need to guess its foodplant so try a selection of dock, knot-grass, dandelion, clover, sallow, grass and oak leaves.

Mark

Re: Moth Larvae? anyone!

PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2009 13:29
by admin
Mark Young has kindly said
Light Emerald (the row of 'lappets' are key here)
. Not that I'd know what a lappet was!

And true to form this emerged:
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