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Unknown Caterpillar

Observed: 22nd October 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:

Large single caterpillar, crossing grass path on Limestone crag. About 6-7cm long with ~1cm diameter. Body covered by fine hairs, much of the length of which was black, but the tips were gold or light orange in colour. Caterpillar wrapped itself into tight whirl, so couldn't see any features on head

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) interacts

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Vinny's picture

Probably a Fox Moth

Have a look at other images of Fox Moth on iSpot (plenty of them!).
Vinny