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Alder Moth Caterpillar (Acronicta alni)


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The larva of the Alder Moth when young resembles a bird dropping, but when mature is highly distinctive, being black and yellow with a number of club-like hairs. It feeds on a number of different trees, particularly alder (Alnus glutinosa) and birch (Betula).
Pciture taken at Felmersham, Bedfordshire 15th July 2007

17th Sep 2011 by Diane Earl

Biology, Environmental Science

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Geocode: Felmersham

caterpillar moth insect invertebrate

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