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Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars (UK)
Mullein Moth caterpillar (cucullia verbasci)
Photo by Chris...Basingstoke..UK
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This caterpillar advertises its unpleasant taste with bold warning coloration. It feeds in June/July on the leaves and shoots of mullein plants. It often destroys entire flower spikes.
It also eats buddlia flower spikes.
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