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beautiful hairy caterpiller

Hi all,

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found this beauty yesterday no idea what moth or butterfly it will become.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,126

    It's the caterpillar of the Pale Tussock moth (Dasychira pudibunda),both moth and caterpillar are beauties! image

    http://www.uksafari.com/paletussock.htm

     

     

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,673

    You couldn't make it up, could you? Wonderful!image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 40,859

    Stunning! Isn't nature tremendous- lucky you, Amanda image

    Jo - image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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     I met these two 'showy' characters whilst walking in Great Langdale, Cumbria last week. I'm not certain what they become in due course; but they'd best hurry up 'cos it's becoming quite chilly overnight - and daylight is fleetingly shortening each day of Autumn. Any ideas what species, please?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,126

    I think the dark one is White Ermine moth (the thin line down the back is the giveaway.)   Not sure about Mr ginger - possibly Ruby Tiger moth or Sycamore moth.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,126

    I find them all amazing Jo, in fact the whole metamorphosis process is absolutely mind-blowing! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks for both IDs, BobTG & Jo47: Granted I was a bit 'cheeky' poaching on the thread. I was just surprised to see these fellas so late in the season as it were - ? products of the 'Indian Summer' we've been treated to this year, no doubt??

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,673

    One of them has crept off David.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Too true, Pansyface - the black fella was going at a fair lick - had my camera in 'sports' mode! Est speed 2.9 metres per minute!!! (maybe? relative of Mr Bolt???).

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