pale tussock moth caterpillar

pale tussock moth caterpillar

Observation - pale tussock moth caterpillar - UK and Ireland. Description: A beautiful pale primrose yellow, hairy caterpillar with a red tuft of bristles at the tail and dark chocolate bands beneath its bristles. It appeared on a sheet of plastic we had only just put outside on the grass. Could it have been dropped by a bird?

A beautiful pale primrose yellow, hairy caterpillar with a red tuft of bristles at the tail and dark chocolate bands beneath its bristles. It appeared on a sheet of plastic we had only just put outside on the grass. Could it have been dropped by a bird?