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Caterpillar on pear tree

Observed: 8th August 2009 By: The Hop Garden

This began as a strange cobweb-like bundle on the pear tree branch and then black dots appeared within it, which appeared to hatch into orange caterpillars with black heads


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Hawthorn Moth, Scythropia

Hawthorn Moth, Scythropia crataegella spring to mind but they're said not to occur north of Yorkshire.

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missing photo

Hello The Hop Garden, and welcome to iSpot. For some reason your photo hasn't got attached to your observation - you're not the only person who's had this problem, so I've added an FAQ that explains what to do to re-attach it, could you have a go and see if these instructions work out okay for you:


Entomologist and biological recorder