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Cucullia scrophulariae - Caterpillar young detail Other images of same young Water Betony caterpillar:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54639/cucullia_scrophulariae_-_caterpillar_young.html" title="Cucullia scrophulariae - Caterpillar young"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/54639_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=fwX%2Fd%2BFEdgUr97MqXu%2BNnijbZ4Y%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Cucullia scrophulariae - Caterpillar young Other images of same young Water Betony caterpillar:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54640/cucullia_scrophulariae_-_caterpillar_young_w_cionus_cocoon.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54638/cucullia_scrophulariae_-_caterpillar_young_detail.html Caterpillar,Cucullia,Cucullia scrophulariae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Shargacucullia,Shargacucullia scrophulariae,Water Betony" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54640/cucullia_scrophulariae_-_caterpillar_young_w_cionus_cocoon.html" title="Cucullia scrophulariae - Caterpillar young w Cionus cocoon"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/54640_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=BsE2ynFayerj7IL3f0JFNPliuP4%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Cucullia scrophulariae - Caterpillar young w Cionus cocoon Young caterpillar of the Water Betony (Cucullia scrophulariae) with a Cionus cocoon (probably C. tuberculosus) for size.<br />
Compare to the image of an older caterpillar, also with a similar cocoon:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54641/cucullia_scrophulariae_-_caterpillar_old_w_cionus_cocoon.html Caterpillar,Cionus,Cocoon,Cucullia,Cucullia scrophulariae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Shargacucullia,Shargacucullia scrophulariae,Water Betony" /></a></figure> Caterpillar,Cucullia,Cucullia scrophulariae,Lepidoptera,Noctuidae,Shargacucullia,Shargacucullia scrophulariae,Water Betony Click/tap to enlarge

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Cucullia (Shargacucullia) scrophulariae, the water betony, is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found throughout Europe, east to Turkey.
The wingspan is about 45 mm. The moth flies from May to August depending on the location.
The larvae feed on ''Scrophularia umbrosa'', ''Scrophularia nodosa'', ''Scrophularia auriculata'', ''Scrophularia canina'', ''Verbascum lychnitis'' and ''Verbascum thapsus''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 3, 2017.