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Fox Moth Caterpillar

Observed: 31st July 2009 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
Fox Moth Caterpillar
Description:

Black with orange strips about 5 cm long.
On road verge near River Inver

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi) interacts

Comments

JaseJ's picture

Fox moth?

Have a look at the Fox Moth on UK moths: http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=3692 The image they have for the early instar larva seems to match quite well.

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Thanks for the help , new to

Thanks for the help , new to moths so that site looks very useful

Les Pearce
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Martin Harvey's picture

caterpillars

For the early stages of moths (and butterflies) see also the excellent website:
http://www.ukleps.org/

(you'll need to scroll through their indexes to find the species you want).

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