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Brown tailed Moth caterpillars

Has anyone  more info on these beautiful  creatures  please.. they have inhabited  our school garden n are lovely  but it seems they are rather harmful to certain children. We have cordoned off the area and it now appears maybe weather cool and predating  birds  may help the is particularly  worrying  as we are a primary school, our local authority are not helpful  so any sensible advice is most welcome .. will nature take its course.....?  Thank you in advance 


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,462

    Hi there. Brown tailed moth caterpillars have irritating hairs which can cause rashes on susceptible people. Nature will take its course either by predation or by the eventual metamorphosis into the adult moth. As long as the children leave the caterpillars alone - and the cordoning off will help - there shouldn't be a problem.

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