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Tulipa

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Oak Processionary Moths
« on: April 23, 2023, 18:22:58 »
There is an article on the Daily Mail website about these OPM caterpillars which sound very unpleasant, take care if you come across them.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12004063/Health-warnings-toxic-hairy-caterpillars-cause-rashes-asthma-attacks.html

But I am sure that is a photo of cabbage white caterpillars!



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Re: Oak Processionary Moths
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2023, 21:48:51 »
Round here we get pine and oak processionary moths and yes, that photo is wrong.

This is an article from a local paper, translated into English, presumably by Google hence the amusing "brown ass moth" -

https://actu.fr/pays-de-la-loire/les-sables-d-olonne_85194/vendee-ouvrez-loeil-les-chenilles-processionnaires-peuvent-aussi-envahir-les-chenes_59137066.html?fbclid=IwAR3Wf63HaK4ysb4tj9CNg29zyMRln6fsNFDBYQu7QDYK0Ug3CkGgJxydZxg 
« Last Edit: April 24, 2023, 21:51:02 by Obelixx »
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Re: Oak Processionary Moths
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2023, 15:47:21 »
Thanks Obelixx that is an interesting article and good to see a photo of the real thing!  Worrying though the spines remain in the wood and from the way it is worded still can cause an allergic reaction!

 

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