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Cucullia scrophulariae - Caterpillar moulting Caterpillae of the Water Betony (Cucullia scrophulariae) at the end of a moulting process - note the exuviae just under the tail end of the fresh caterpillar.  Caterpillar,Cucullia,Cucullia scrophulariae,Exuviae,Lepidoptera,Moulting,Noctuidae,Shargacucullia,Shargacucullia scrophulariae,Teneral,Water Betony Click/tap to enlarge

Cucullia scrophulariae - Caterpillar moulting

Caterpillae of the Water Betony (Cucullia scrophulariae) at the end of a moulting process - note the exuviae just under the tail end of the fresh caterpillar.

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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.