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Observed: 5th August 2011 By: AngusrangerAngusranger’s reputation in InvertebratesAngusranger’s reputation in InvertebratesAngusranger’s reputation in Invertebrates
Caterpiller 1

Observed not only on heather but on tormentil. Several were together which instantly made me think of cinnabar moth caterpillars but on closer examination they look more like alder moth caterpillars. However, the habitat doesn't match so possibly something totally different.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) interacts


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Caterpillar (Fox Moth)

Thanks for your ID. It is a moth I have not come across before, even in any of the literature I have. Much appreciated!