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Please could someone identify this?
Looks like the caterpillar of the Vapourer moth Orgyia antiqua. If ever there was a caterpillar that looks like it was designed by a committee, this could be the one!
They feed on a variety of host plants eg. oak, hawthorn, bramble & blackthorn - I don't know about parsley though.
Don't pick it up - those hairs carry an irritant.
I am very fond of these as I think they are very beautiful. I have them on my fruit trees and the trees don't come to any harm.