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Pale tussock moth caterpillar

Observed: 29th September 2011 By: Little Topsoil
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Description:

A beautiful pale primrose yellow, hairy caterpillar with a red tuft of bristles at the tail and dark chocolate bands beneath its bristles. It appeared on a sheet of plastic we had only just put outside on the grass. Could it have been dropped by a bird?

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda) interacts