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Fox Moth Caterpillars?

Observed: 24th September 2011 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Pilkington’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Pilkington’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Invertebrates
Description:

Black caterpillar with thin regularly spaced orange rings along length of body. No obvious protruberances but hairy along length of body. Many individuals, but not in groups. Smallest was about 20mm long and 2-3mm thick, whilst longest were about 40mm long and 5-6mm thick.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) interacts

Comments

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Fox Moth

Sounds like a good description for Fox Moth, can't think of anything else it could be.

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