Caterpillar ID

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Caterpillar ID

Postby col55 » Sun 10 Feb 2013 18:59

Hi there would appreciate any help to ID these shots of caterpillars. These were all taken some timr ago so I am unsure of the locations they were taken.
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Black orange cat
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Yellow black white cat
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Black yellow cat
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Re: Caterpillar ID

Postby admin » Sun 10 Feb 2013 19:23

Hi

I am not great on caterpillars, but these look like Drinker, Dark Tussock & Broom Moth. Try the www.ukleps.org web site.

As a County Recorder I would, of course, encourage the submission of such records with precise dates and locations! ;)

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Re: Caterpillar ID

Postby col55 » Sun 10 Feb 2013 20:45

Thanks again for such a quick response Mark. I am afraid that as these shots were taken over the past 3 or 4 years and I have no real memory of where exactly they were taken other than they were all taken in Scotland while out hill walking. I now know to record details and submit to county recorder. I have one other shot that I any having a problem identifying but I am unable to reduce the picture to a size that is acceptable to this site. It is a black caterpillar with 10 thin orange stripes running across the body. I don't suppose you have any suggestions for what that might be?

Thanks once again

Colin
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Re: Caterpillar ID

Postby admin » Sun 10 Feb 2013 21:19

Hi

Have a look at Fox Moth photos at the ukleps web site or Google.

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Re: Caterpillar ID

Postby col55 » Mon 11 Feb 2013 21:12

Spot on again Mark it was indeed an early Fox moth caterpillar.

Thanks you so much again
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