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Can anyone help with identifying this creature please.It was attached to me while tidying my garden.I thought it was a bit of twig but felt a small bite on my neck.
I'm uploading a picture to help.


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,448
    Could it be a Peppered Moth caterpillar?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Thank you .I've googled peppered moth and it is identical.
    Good to know what's around us.
  • charlesclark1567charlesclark1567 New YorkPosts: 4
    It is peppered moth caterpillar and they can do a great deal of damage to your vegetable production

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,129
    Peppered moth isnt considered a problem in UK gardens 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848
    The Peppered moth has an interesting genetic variation history

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,183
    Thanks for that, nut.

    I now remember my dad, a keen amateur entomologist, pointing that out to me in early 1950s, heavily polluted Sheffield and the unpolluted Peak District next door.🙂 Happy memories.

    I think they are now in decline because they have run through the gamut of ideas and are now mentally exhausted.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848
    Nothing more depressing than a mentally exhausted moth :( 
    We get a few in the moth trap most years
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