Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Pale Tussock Moth

Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar

This brightly-coloured caterpillar was found today by one of our volunteers.  It's a Pale Tussock Moth caterpillar.  The moth is a much duller brown and pale-coloured. 
The caterpillar feeds on oaks and lime trees until October when it will spin its silk cocoon and overwinter as a pupa. 
A beautiful creature!

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