New garden species

caterpillars!
Dewick’s plusia

Last update: 14 April 2021
OBSERVATION:
2021-III-25

This overwinterer had found a tricky open spot on a tree trunk to wander about on. It is the caterpillar of the Dewick’s plusia (Macdunnoughia Confusa) moth (see confirmation Rayan Majoor) [1,2,3]. A very nice looking animal that I had not seen before, a new garden species.

Dewick’s plusia (Macdunnoughia Confusa)

References

1 Nederlands Soortenregister

2 Vlinderstichting.nl, "Vlinders", De Vlinderstichting

3 VOOGD, Jeroen. Het nachtvlinderboek: macronachtvlinders van Nederland en België, inclusief rupsen. 2019.

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