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Angle Shades

Angle shades - Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle shades - Phlogophora meticulosa

This morning I discovered this larva in a gap between the outdoor lamp and the wall on my shed, probably looking for place to pupate.
You don’t really expect to see larvae this time of the year.

It’s the caterpillar of Angle shades (Phlogophora meticulosa). The larvae of Angle shades can be found the whole year round. During mild winterdays you even can find them nourishing.
When in danger most of the larvae curl up and stay motionless for a while. A good moment to make a full frame picture.

Dutch: Rups van de agaatvlinder

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