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Caterpillar


Caterpillar
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Copyright: David Cortez (Cortez236) (27)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-09
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-10 12:34
Viewed: 3181
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I spotted this small caterpillar (around 10mm long) climbing over clematis in my garden. As i watched, it began folding over the petal edge-eventually covering itself-i guess it was getting ready to shed its skin.
If anybody knows the species of moth/butterfly it will evolve into i would be pleased to know.

My regards,
David.


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Hi David

I think it may be some form of Tortrix moth. These are often found in gardens as they eat a wide variety of plants. I don't think this particular individual will make it to being an adult moth. The white lump halfway along looks like a parasitic wasp pupa.

Vinny

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