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Jun 7, 2013 3:58 PM

MY CATERPILLAR NEEDS A BARBER?

ID please of a hairy caterpillar I observed some while ago.

Many thanks

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    Jun 7, 2013 4:18 PM (in response to Microbe)
    Re: MY CATERPILLAR NEEDS A BARBER?

    No - he needs that thick coat, being almost Arctic ...in a way...

     

    He is Arctia caja, the garden tiger moth.

     

    There are related species in the same and similar genera (eg.  Euplagia), but their caterpillars are different.

     

    Beware this hairs - they can cause various irritations.

     

    http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=432

     

    Mike

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