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What caterpillars are these?

Anna33Anna33 West SussexPosts: 299


Found these on a sunflower leaf - does anyone know what type of caterpillars these are?

Thank you!

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,887
    Any chance of a closer pic? They look fairly newly hatched though which makes them harder to identify as they'll change a bit as they grow.
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  • Anna33Anna33 West SussexPosts: 299
    Sorry, this was the best picture I could get! They are teeny tiny, so thank you - you're right in that they must be newly hatched.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,887
    Have a look at these, the photos of the young caterpillars look very similar. http://www.wildlifeinsight.com/british-moths/garden-tiger-moth-and-wooly-bear-caterpillar-arctia-caja/
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Anna33Anna33 West SussexPosts: 299
    Ooh, that makes sense - I get quite a few of the grown up caterpillars of these each year, although I've never seen them as hatchlings. Super happy about this - thank you!
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