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Big brown hairy caterpillar

Observed: 9th June 2012 By: webstek1
Big, brown & hairy caterpillar
Description:

Saw this lovely caterpillar today, whilst out for a walk around RSPB nature reserve at Pulborough,Sussex. It was on the ground, close to a path but near a hedge of brambles, nettles etc. Caterpillar was approx. 7-8 cms long. Quite hairy, although it doesnt look as hairy in the photo. Dark brown with the coppery stripe. Any ideas?

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Species with which Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) interacts