Caterpillar

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  1. GardeningFin

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    Hi there,

    Would anyone know what type of caterpillar this is?

    Happy gardening
    Fin

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    @GardeningFin
    It's a mullein moth big caterpillars will strip a verbascum or mullein very quickly. What have you found it on?
     
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      ps Should have said the moth is small and brown.
       
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        Thank you :blue thumb: it's chomping my Toadflax, Linaria purpurea, stripping it quite quickliy. I haven't spotted any on my verbascums yet.
         
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          I've spotted them on Linaria as well this year.
           
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            I've decided to sacrifice some of my Linaria for them and pick them off others. I'm quite pleased to have some moths.
             
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