Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hairy Caterpillar



I found this extremely hairy caterpillar this afternoon when I was picking raspberries. My thanks to Skev, who identified it as a buff ermine Spilosoma luteum caterpillar.





5 comments:

  1. I can't help with your ID sadly ... but we enjoyed seeing three Fox Moth caterpillars at Minsmere on Saturday.

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  2. Thanks Skev - just had a look on UK moths and the match is spot on! Really appreciate your help....

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  3. Hi Caroline, Just looked at them on your blog - what a wonderful foxy colour they are!...

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  4. Lovely close shots Phil. I often wonder what my mother thought when, as a 5yr old, I used to stuff such things in my coat pocket and take them home.

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