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InfraDig

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Caterpillar
« on: June 30, 2021, 15:44:35 »
Can anyone tell me what sort of caterpillar this is, please. It is on a blueberry bush.
Thanks very much.

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Caterpillar
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Obelixx

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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2021, 16:15:19 »
Could be a tussock moth caterpillar.  Have a look at this link - probably rusty or white marked tussock moth

https://www.thoughtco.com/tussock-moth-caterpillars-4097354
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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2021, 16:21:33 »
Vapourer Moth: https://butterfly-conservation.org/moths/vapourer

I'd suggest as it apparently has a wide range of food plants that you move it from anything you do like to something you don't!

A bit more here - actually,  a rather interesting critter. https://breedingbutterflies.com/orgyia-antiqua-vapourer-moth/
My garden is smaller than your Rome, but my pilum is harder than your sternum!

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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 23:23:31 »
Thanks very much to both of you. It's now in a large jar with plenty to eat (judging by what is coming out!). Maybe I can see what it turns into!!

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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 08:46:27 »
My money is on Vapourer Moth too...

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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2021, 11:44:39 »
Well, the rusty tussock moth is aka vapourer so chances are your money is safe Saddad.
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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2021, 12:45:37 »
Ha! Good spot, Obelixx!
My garden is smaller than your Rome, but my pilum is harder than your sternum!

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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2021, 19:35:35 »
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=996

Agree with the above identification
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Re: Caterpillar
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2021, 11:12:28 »
On the subject of Caterpillars I saw this newsflash on my browser this morning.

OK I think it is different from the above variety but it does make you think!

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/hounslow-council-warns-toxic-caterpillar-134827177.html

 

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