Monday, 11 January 2016

caterpillar query

No moths but I found this when sweeping the lake off my decking this afternoon. Best I can find is Small Angle Shades  ... but open to correction.

I'll put it in the box that contains the buried (questionable ) pupae of Buff-tip and Buff Ermine and we'll see what happens in the Spring.


  1. Yes could well be the brown form of Angle Shades, though brown noctuid larvae are hard to name with certainty (ditto the green ones!).

  2. Well ... we'll find out when the moth emerges, assuming the rain soaked creature survives to pupate.