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Moth caterpillar

Observed: 15th June 2011 By: Rob ColemanInvertebrates expert

Found during a survey at Coltishall Primary school - released unharmed!

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Yellow-tail (Euproctis similis) interacts


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I'm not very good on moth

I'm not very good on moth caterpillars - possibly Yellow-tail?

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Yellow tail

Hi Rob, yes you are right. N.B. yellow tail caterpillars and those of a number of related tussock moths have urticating hairs, they can cause an unpleasant rash like a nettle sting, best to avoid handling them directly.