Leaves eaten by the mullein shark moth

Leaves eaten by the mullein shark moth

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Credit: VAUGHAN FLEMING/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leaves of a mullein plant (Verbascum sp.) being eaten by black and yellow caterpillars of the mullein shark moth (Cucullia verbasci). This caterpillar gets its name from its voracious appetite for mullein and is a common horticultural pest.

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