caterpillar identification

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  1. Missjazziylee

    Missjazziylee New Seed

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    Hello
    Could anyone help me to identify this caterpillar? I have looked online but can't seem to find a picture that matches.
    I would like to keep it and try to raise it into a butterfly but I am unsure of what plant it eats as I found it in the soil. Its about 3 and a half cms long, soft bodied and has no hair.
    There is a picture here-> http://lookagain.zenfolio.com/p96207596 ... #h397f470b so you can see the colour and shape of the caterpillar.

    I would appreciate any advice or suggestions.

    Thanks
    Jazz :stew2:
     
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  3. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    it doesn't look at all familiar to me, but where was this found. Knowing the climate/zone might be helpful for others.
     
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    Missjazziylee New Seed

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    I found it in Colwyn Heights, North Wales.
    Thanks
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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  6. Missjazziylee

    Missjazziylee New Seed

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    I've just had a look but can't seem to match it to any of the pictures...Thank you very much though! I will keep looking...the great caterpillar mystery will be solved soon. :-D
    Jazz
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Don't limit the search to butterfly caterpillars, it could be a moth. You said you found it in the soil and almost all Moth caterpillars go underground to spend the winter and pupate. A few butterfly caterpillars do too.

    Good luck with the search, I don't think we have that one here.
     

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