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Pine processionary larvae

Thaumetopoea pityocampa

Description:

The pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae. The species is notable for the behaviour of its caterpillars, which overwinter in tent-like nests high in pine trees, and which proceed through the woods in nose-to-tail columns, protected by their severely irritating hairs. The were spotted in a cold morning of March 2018, in Nea Demetrias, Vlos city, Greece.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Pretty caterpillars....

Βόλος, Θεσσαλία - Στερεά Ελλάδα, Greece

Spotted on Mar 4, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2018

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