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These caterpillars were found in same area of Yr Eifl in mixed grassland and bell heather.
1395 feeding? on grass stem-unknown pecies presume moth?
1397 on heather-guess Oakmeggar moth?Vey numerous throughout upland in this area
Can you clarify your notes please. Do you think from field observations that these were 2 different species?
James P Deans
These are both Fox Moth caterpillars - the left-hand photo is the penultimate instar, when the pattern is still black with yellow stripes, and the hand-held is a final-instar larva about to enter overwintering. Not a great idea to pick them up, incidentally - the hairs stick into skin & can cause dermatitis
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Lat/Lng: 52.9746, -4.4379
OS grid ref: SH364446
Found on grass stem in upland area of grass and bell heather