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This tiny tufty character was a surprise find during yesterday’s walk.

200605 knot grass moth larva (1)

I guessed it was a moth caterpillar but had no idea which, so posted some photos on Twitter. It only took a few minutes for my moth-er contacts to give it a name – this is the larva of the Knot grass moth (Acronicta rumicis).

I’ve never seen the adult moth but it looks to be a beauty – you can see photos, and read more about both moth and larva, on the UK Moths website.

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