« Bluebottle Fly | Main | Soldier Fly »

Moth Caterpillars

A caterpillar of the knotgrass moth, Acronicta rumicis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).  Similar looking to the caterpillar of the vapourer moth, Orgyia antiqua, but without the four 'shaving brushes' on its back.  The above specimen was in ankle-high grass.  A couple of weeks earlier I had photographed one on ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata):

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-09-25 and 2010-09-10, respectively.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.