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Ok, so I am a gardener and I carry around a couple of pots to collect bugs in to feed to my CPs. I recently found a big juicy angle shades moth caterpillar. "Ah!", I thought "Perfect for my young and thriving Nepenthes northiana!" So home I took it, and into the pitcher I placed it.

2 days later, this is what I found!

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/Aa9QlSjkjLsYeAWI2

 

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"Oh no!!!" I thought to myself, "What next??" It was pretty big, so I hoped that if I'd lost it for good that it was just about to change into a pupa.

Anyway. I resolved to keep checking around at night. Last night - nothing. This morning, 2 metres across the room!...

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Hi Karsty

I don't seem to be able to view the pictures.

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incorrect punctuation

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Oh that's weird. I'll add links, so at least you can click on them.... How about now?

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Working from the links now, evil caterpillar doing that to the poor Nep.

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20 minutes ago, CactusChris said:

May be silver y moth catterpillar.

chris

No way Chris. No hairs on this beast. It was Phlogophora meticulosa. One of the most common caterpillars in England. It also comes in brown. Always close to the ground.

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They are annoying beasts, one took half the leaves off a choice pelargonium in my greenhouse this autumn before I noticed. The moths are most pretty though


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Hi Ali :biggrin: They are pretty much the only caterpillar that damages the plants in my gardens. The biggest problems with them are they will eat just about anything and they are very good at hiding.

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