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Coxcomb prominent caterpillar

Ptilodon capucina


It is the caterpillar of a moth of the family Notodontidae. This caterpillar is green or brown with a yellow stripe down each side and two red humps at the rear end. It is polyphagous and feeds on a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, like maple, birch, alder, apple, poplar, cherry, oak... The species overwinters as a pupa.


Meerdaelbos, Oud-Heverlee, Belgium.

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maplemoth662 3 years ago

Yes, you are very lucky, to have spotted that very beautiful caterpillar, near your home, last year....

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The MnMs 3 years ago

Yes, I was so lucky to find it! It was last year in the woods near our home. It was a lovely sight.

maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Oct 1, 2016
Submitted on Oct 7, 2017

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