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Mullein Moth caterpillar (cucullia verbasci)
Photo by Chris...Basingstoke..UK

Mullein Moth caterpillar (cucullia verbasci)

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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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