Fig 1
DESCRIPTION: A charming little character that has a black body covered in tufts of ginger and white hairs. The most striking feature is the white upper surface to several segments of the rear giving this caterpillar a resemblance to a bird dropping when viewed from a distance. FOODPLANT: Mainly nettles and occasionally various garden plants. Usually found on Hops in days gone by. SEASON: July to September.

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