Herbivores are animals whose diet is primarily composed of plant matter. Most species of butterfly and moth have a larval stage (the caterpillar) that is a herbivore. Many such caterpillars only have a very narrow range of food plants but other herbivores, such as locusts, eat a wide range of plants.

A photograph of the larvae of the Mullein Moth, _Shargacucullia verbasci_.

The brightly coloured larvae of the Mullein moth, Shargacucullia verbasci. Mullein moths are herbivores on the Great Mullein plant.

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