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In our meadow this morning, on the grass, we found a lovely big caterpillar. It was ginger, very hairy, with long black and grey hairs. I've never seen one before. Any help much appreciated.
Could you post a photo of the larva? Based only on your description, it could be the Garden Tiger Moth (Arctia caja), family Arctiidae. Does your caterpillar look like this?
Thanks for the prompt reply.
It is the picture you posted. Thanks for solving the mystery!