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Hairy caterpillar

Observed: 18th August 2013 By: jenjen21jenjen21’s reputation in Invertebratesjenjen21’s reputation in Invertebratesjenjen21’s reputation in Invertebrates
hairy caterpillar
Description:

Just under 2cm across - I presume not fully grown.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) interacts

Comments

nightfly's picture

Hi Vinny,If you take a look

Hi Vinny,

If you take a look at the Vapourer at 8mm in ukleps you should see that its tufts haven't grown from their orange bases yet, as above. The 2 orange dots are on Vapourer as well and become more red as it develops.

Cathal.

Vinny's picture

I agree...

nightfly's picture

Hi Vinny,The paired orange

Hi Vinny,

The paired orange dots on the exact same part of the dorsal surface is quite a coincidence. Such a feature would more often than not be really distinctive and probably diagnostic. I wasn't at all aware of the feature on the immature Brown-tail larva until you pointed it out.

Cathal.