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Caterpillars

Postby Willpar » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:15 pm

Seen this one in the lane today. Don't know what it will eventually be, but not seen one like that before. Did move it to a safer place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkbZc4GSaPE
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Re: Caterpillars

Postby Placido » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:47 pm

Loved this !! :clap:
Did a quick Firkle and reckon it's a Pale Tussock Moff Caterpillar. Not amongst our 10 most common.
Brilliant spot, Willpar :yes:
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Re: Caterpillars

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:12 pm

Excellent Willpar. I don't think I've ever seen one of those. :clap:
Top marks Placi for the ID. :yes:
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Re: Caterpillars

Postby Willpar » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:15 pm

Thanks for the id Placi. Did a quick look myself after I seen your post, and those hairs can give a nasty rash. Good job I never touched it. As you heard a lady was coming down the lane that I know, and I was talking to her dog and not the caterpillar. Mind you I do say hello to the cows at the gate.
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Re: Caterpillars

Postby Placido » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:07 am

Talking to her dog ?!?!?! I thought you were talking to the lady :eek: :unsure:

Strange that such a stand out caterpillar results in such a 'so what' type of moff :shrug:
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Re: Caterpillars

Postby nuthatch » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:56 pm

Wow :D :yes:
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