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Brown-tail caterpillars?

Observed: 23rd May 2010 By: Jonathan
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Description:

Tent-forming caterpillars on bird cherry Prunus padus, I think. THe last picture is a pupa found in the same location on 19 June, some weeks after the initial observation

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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This certainly looks right

This certainly looks right for the Bird cherry ermine http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=1287

Its not in my caterpillar book. As salutary lesson not to think that everything you find will be in the book.

Thanks, Martin.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)