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Moth and Butterfly Larvae
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Larvae of geometers are able to make sharp angles between adjacent segments and move along by ‘looping’. They also use their ability to form odd shapes as a camouflage.
The larvae of micromoths are very varied in life style and shape as well as colour.
Larvae of many but not all of the noctuids are relatively plain in colour.
The group of macromoths which are neither geometers or noctuids contains many of the brightest and most striking of the moth larvae.
Larvae of a number of common butterflies have been included to as they are similar to moth larvae.
Notes on types of larvae and of those that have been included.