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Caterpillars emerging

Observed: 4th April 2013 By: ss543
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I assume these caterpillars had just emerged from a nest made in the nook of the rock. By the time I returned (climbed to see the Caledonian Falls) they had formed a chain, presumably for a 'safety in numbers' reason/to look like a bigger animal.
I would like someone to confirm/correct me, and if they can identify them too that would be great.

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Nest

So they had come down from a nest in a pine tree - did think it seemed strange to have a nest in such a vulnerable place! Can you tell I know nothing about caterpillars/moths?! I'm just grateful they didn't come down on my head.

And thank you btw.

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