jsgibbard09's picture

Caterpillar?

Observed: 25th September 2011 By: jsgibbard09
mystery caterpillar
Description:

2-2.5cm caterpillar found in West Sussex. Really bristly, seems to prefer cherry tree leaves to hazelnut. Molted twice in about three weeks. Previous exoskeleton had 3 bright red spots on its thorax. The bristles along its back are actually ochre, lateral bristles include one black bunch and on white bunch each side.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) interacts