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Whatos That Caterpillar?:

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Vicar
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Posted: 15 Jul 2006

Anybody know what species these acrobatic chappies are ?

Seen in my garden (Surrey) on Friday. Looks like birch leaves, but I'm no expert.


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Iowarth
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Posted: 21 Jul 2006

Hi Steve

Look to me like the Birch Sawfly (Croesus septentrionalis). We used to be plagued by a vague relative, the Gooseberry Sawfly (Nematus ribesii)


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Posted: 22 Jul 2006

Chris,

That looks like a spot-on ID, many thanks. I'd not noticed them before, and I think the Blue tits have had 'em all now.


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Scale
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Posted: 14 Jan 2011
Vicar,
Have a look at the cover of AIDGAPS: A Key to the major
groups of british terrestrial invertebrates BY S.M.Tilling.

You don't get a more endorsed id than that!

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