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Spider's nest (?)

Observed: 7th May 2011 By: joanngeoff
P1010271
P1010271 1
Description:

Seen on a branch of a flowering cherry in my front garden. Can anyone identify this?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    A moth's larval nest
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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brown-tail moth

Thanks to Michael Skelton for the identification. It coincides with a warming via local press about brown-tail moth caterpillars being "poisonous", and we have found two near the tree. We will be more vigilant now!