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vapourer moth caterpillar

Orgyia antiqua


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Found on a cultivated geranium leaf.

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Elizabeth Colley
Elizabeth Colley 9 years ago

Thanks KarenL, great to be here.

KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful spot!
Welcome to Project Noah Elizabeth!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very cool. As you know what it is, could you please add the scientific name: Orgyia antiqua? One of the Project Noah blogs explains the importance of this:

Elizabeth Colley
Elizabeth Colley 9 years ago

Thanks patty. I wish we got more stunning caterpillars like this in the UK to photograph.

patty 9 years ago

Lovely caterpillar and picture eccolley =)

Elizabeth Colley
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Elizabeth Colley

Mansfield, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 29, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2012

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