Unusual Noctuid larva

Unusual Noctuid larva

Observation - Unusual Noctuid larva - UK and Ireland. Description: At first sight, I was thinking this might be a Lymantrid, but I couldn't match it to any online photos. When I trawled more widely, I found a pretty good match amongst the (usually hairless and rather chunky) Noctuids.

At first sight, I was thinking this might be a Lymantrid, but I couldn't match it to any online photos. When I trawled more widely, I found a pretty good match amongst the (usually hairless and rather chunky) Noctuids.