ID of caterpillars in Jordan
NGD at WPO.NERC.AC.UK
Thu Nov 19 06:44:00 EST 1998
Dear Lep listers
I received the following request for information from a friend. Can anyone give him an answer?
"...when I was in Jordan back in April there
were large numbers of caterpillars feeding on Asphodelus. The caterpillars
were sort of green and black with a 'spine' on their rear which ejected
fluid when they were disturbed. As you know, I am certainly not an
entomologist but I think these might be the caterpillars of the hawks head
moth. Do you have any thoughts on this;/ also how toxic is the stuff they
shoot out of the projection on their rear!?:"
I will pass on any reponses I receive.
Thanks for your time
ITE Monks Wood
n.greatorex-davies at ite.ac.uk
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