Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle shades)

Last update: 10 April 2021


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


In the springtime I found this moth caterpillar between dead leafs on the ground during work in the garden, a fifth instar Angle shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) [1] larva. It was not yet active so I moved to a safer spot under a new cover of leafs.

Angle shades (Phlogophora meticulosa), 5th instar larva

I found this overwinterer on Common mallow but it did not look like it had actually fed on the plant.

Angle shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)
Angle shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)


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