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Can anyone identity this insect in my living room. It is about 2cm long with a weird thing on his back. 



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,174
    I think that’s one of the types of Tussock Moth caterpillars. @wildedges is good at these.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    edited June 2022
    Looks like a vapourer moth (Rusty Tussock) caterpillar to me, it’s probably looking to pupate, just pop it outside at the bottom of a tree 
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 1,020
    Oh thank you. He/she is inside a jar now, so I am off immediately to the garden. Thank you. You are all marvellous, what knowledge!!

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