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Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) moth caterpillar

Observed: 3rd August 2009 By: Annie Ellen
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua)
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Rob is indeed correct. I'm rearing a large amount of these at the moment (have done so for the past few years). My caterpillars are still tiny and not showing the distinctive features of the one in your photo as it's early in the season for them. However, I see that your pic was taken in August last year. I think that Vapourers are fascinating moths.