WHAT IS THIS BROWN, HAIRY CATERPILLAR?

WHAT IS THIS BROWN, HAIRY CATERPILLAR?

Observation - WHAT IS THIS BROWN, HAIRY CATERPILLAR? - UK and Ireland. Description: Brown, hairy caterpillar. About two inches long; with creamy coloured tufts with white hyphens between them. One end rust coloured. I've said 'grassland' but that's because it's the nearest in the list. It (and others like it) was sitting in the sun on

Brown, hairy caterpillar. About two inches long; with creamy coloured tufts with white hyphens between them. One end rust coloured.

I've said 'grassland' but that's because it's the nearest in the list. It (and others like it) was sitting in the sun on a hard earth track through grass and brambles and reeds on an earthy cliff by the sea.