British caterpillars in Cornwall: The Mullein

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These very distinctive yellow, black and white caterpillars are now almost fully grown and easily spotted on their foodplants such as Great Mullein. This one was found in the Penhale sand dunes on the north Cornish coast and, despite being well distributed throughout much of southern and central England, here, in Cornwall, they seem to be mainly recorded along the coastline.

Full information on the Mullein moth, caterpillar, food plants and life cycle can be seen the on The Mullein Moth species page

Other brightly coloured caterpillars can be seen in the caterpillar galleries

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  1. phoebe

    i found one of these in my garden i was looking all over the internet for one of these and it didn’t say if it is posinos or not

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