NT2470 : Vapourer moth larva

taken 7 years ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Vapourer moth larva
Vapourer moth larva
A striking larva of the Vapourer moth [Orgyia antiqua], apparently quite common, but less so in Scotland, that feeds on a wide range of plants. In this case a recently planted Pelargonium. See also Mick Lobb's image SS9769 : The Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) - destroyer of Wisteria! from Wales. The head end is to the right.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 July, 2010
Category
Insects > Insects   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 244 701 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.0922N 3:12.6710W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 244 701
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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