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Brown Tail Moth web & catarpillars

Observed: 1st September 2011 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
01.09.2011 Interesting Web (1)
01.09.2011 Interesting Web (1) 1
01.09.2011 Interesting Web (1) 1 2
01.09.2011 Interesting Web (1) 1 2 3
Description:

There were a few of these webs, all on oak and covered an area of about 1.5 metres. I saw no spider, but on 'Interesting web (3)' there is a critter at the bottom left corner.
I have enlarged one of the photographs and it shows some grubs; will this help with ID?
I have added two more photographs to show the grubs that were on the web. They have a brown spot along the back.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brown-Tail (Euproctis chrysorrhoea) interacts

Comments

Refugee's picture

Caterpillar web

I can see the droppings. You need to search the food plant for web spinning caterpillars for a start.

Refugee