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Puss Moth

Observed: 8th July 2008 By: VinnyVinny’s reputation in InvertebratesVinny’s reputation in InvertebratesVinny’s reputation in InvertebratesVinny’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cerura vinula head.jpg
Cerura vinula riled 1.jpg
Cerura vinula riled 2.jpg
Description:

Shots of the strange looking Puss Moth caterpillar. This amazing grub has whip like tails to drive off parasitic flies and wasps - and can even squirt formic acid!

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Species with which Puss Moth (Cerura vinula) interacts

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Puss moth larva

Beautiful photos! I have never seen one in the flesh, but last year a friend sent me a photo to id and it was a puss moth caterpillar ,I hope to go in search of one later in the season.

Foxy