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Mullein Moth (Cucullia Verbasci)

By Dinney
This is the caterpillar of the Mullein Moth (Cucullia Verbasci) which feeds on Buddleia, Figworts and Verbascum.The single egg is laid on underside of host plant leaf, is white and turns grey before hatching. Caterpillar is most commonly encountered part of life cycle as it feeds on leaves of host plants.Pupa is longest part of cycle living underground in strong cocoon. Caterpilla is approx. 50mm in length, moth flies late April- June, approx. wingspan 50mm.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: jonny_greentree, Imagephotographics, Dave_Henderson and 15 more

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janty66 12 3 England
20 Jun 2010 7:49PM
fantastic close up..

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pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 8:05PM
my goodness what a face and a great shot
jonrayner 12 8 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 8:20PM
Amazing. Fantastic detail, nicely composed and lovely bokeh. Great work.
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
20 Jun 2010 11:37PM
A good comp Andy, you did well. not easy by any means,
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2010 8:44PM
great shot

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