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Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Caterpillar)

Aglais milberti


Catterpillar is a dark black colour with some pale yellow striping on it's sides, a black head and spikey tufts down the length of it's body.


Lives in near woodlands in wet areas, moist fields and marshes. The caterpillar is often spotted on Stinging Nettle.


I noticed this caterpillar while taking pictures of a green grasshopper. It was resting on the leaf of a Stinging Nettle plant by the side of the creek.

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jun 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 27, 2013

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