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  • Location: Ipswich - Suffolk
  • Location: Ipswich - Suffolk

Random thread I know but hoping that someone may be able to help me in identifying what these caterpillars are. I found 15 of them munching on a Goat Willow tree in my garden, they are about 5-6cm long and very hairy...

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  • Location: Exile from Argyll
  • Location: Exile from Argyll

A master of camouflage in the birch tree twigs !!

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When at rest, the wings are held almost vertically against the body with two buff areas at the front of the thorax and at the tips of the forewings which look very like the pale wood of the birch. The rest of the...

 

 

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  • Location: Ipswich - Suffolk
  • Location: Ipswich - Suffolk
15 minutes ago, Gael_Force said:

A master of camouflage in the birch tree twigs !!

20736287656-buff-tip-phalera-bucephala.j
BUTTERFLY-CONSERVATION.ORG

When at rest, the wings are held almost vertically against the body with two buff areas at the front of the thorax and at the tips of the forewings which look very like the pale wood of the birch. The rest of the...

 

 

Thank you very much, have been trying all afternoon to find out what they are. Good old Netweather always delivers!

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