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Caterpillar in a web

Observed: 21st May 2011 By: bherd
caterpillar in a web

initially large numbers (20+) in a messy web, making big inroads on the leaves of the tree they were attached too. have pics of leaves but I spot seemed to hang when i tried to download more than one pic. other photos only from i phone so not v good quality. presume they are from some sort of a moth but no idea what, quite dramatic destruction of the areas where they were settled.

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caterpillar in web prob Yponomeuta evonymella

i think tree was a bird cherry, thanks for that i d. The caterpillars were very dark however, much blacker than the ones in the moth guide picture - would that depend on their age?