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Hi Dave, the tortix is an Endothenia, possibly gentianaeana but I'd be cautious about going to species without knowing the size (one for Peter, really!). To me the caterpillar looks more like one of the Copper Underwings.
Thanx DaveI agree with Copper Underwing!The micro was at the larger end of the size range for the Endothenia sp; should have guessed at one of those being on teasel! It's probably moved on now, as it was left in situ, but I'll keep an eye out for more. I do have a pupae of one of these species at home, which I'll retain if it hatches.
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