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Spindle Ermine caterpillars?

Observed: 8th June 2012 By: ChalkieChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
8.6.12 007 spindle with caterpillar nests Banbury Rd
8.6.12 011 prob Spindle Ermine caterpillars
Description:

On spindle, making tents with their silk. Googling seems to suggest Spindle Ermine Moths? Only noticed on one spindle shrub in hedge - others nearby didn't have any caterpillars at all.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Spindle Ermine (Yponomeuta cagnagella) interacts

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Kineton hedge

I laid a very old hedge somewhere very close to Kineton in the early/mid 80s on a BTCV working 'holiday' - my first experience of handling spindle. Used an axe I had not long since bartered from some vandals which I still have.

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