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Mullein moth

My favourite caterpillar has to be the mullein moth, usually found feeding on the "woolly" leaves of greater mullein, but I did recently see one on water figwort.

 

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Interestingly, the dipterous leaf miner Amauromyza verbasci mines, as it name suggests leaves of Mullein, and also Common Figwort (I have one record also from Water Figwort) plus Buddleia. So where might we find a Mullein caterpillar next ?

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Palmer

hi
I saw one of these last week at a golf course in notts and took pictures. I thought it was a monarch butterfly caterpillar.

regards terry

July 2, 2015 | Unregistered Commentert jackson

I've got 2 Mullein caterpillars on the Buddlea in my garden, in Wirral.

July 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterclaire k

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