40 mm long black caterpillar, with double yellow stripe on the side. 4 prolegs, 1 anal proleg and 2 thoracic legs. The caterpillar of Vanessa cardui or Vanessa atalanta.
Spotted crossing a wooden bridge between two alpine meadows. There were many more around. Alt. 1600 m ASL.
Lat: 46.15, Long: 6.80
Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012
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