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Pale Tussock caterpillar

Calliteara pudibunda

Description:

Light green caterpillar with white hair and pink tail.

Habitat:

City Park with deciduous tree species and the caterpillar was on a blackberry leaf.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago
Pale Tussock caterpillar
Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda - UKMoths


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15 Comments

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Hey David, thanks for the link! Would have been perfect but yea it's hard to find caterpillar especially in our cold countries :).

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

My little wonders are here! :))

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

I will let you know when I upload! :)
Now I have to go away for a few minutes, but I will be back soon with smth great! :)

All caterpillar species? O_o sounds great! :))

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Oh I'm looking forward to see what you have found :).

We should become caterpillar experts and have a collection of all the caterpillar species :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

I tried my best, but didn't find this one :(
Though I found something amazing!!! Soon I will upload some pictures! :))
How do you mean it? :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

Good luck then today is your turn, maybe we should my a collection of our caterpillars :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 8 years ago

Cute and sooo hairy!!! :))))
I have this specis in my country too, and now I must find it! :D :))
Amazing creature!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

I didn't see it move! It was a shy one so it was just sitting and i had no time to wait for it to move :)

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

I agree with Lady Jopy! And since you saw is move, perhaps this little movie will help out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7QhAJ2A-...
Best ones to both of you :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

I also didn't find any exact match but I will check later again. That link is good but we can't trust them for 100% :) and there was still not an exact match. But you are right it can't be different species.

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

I think this is young stage of species I suggested, I find this link where are different stages http://www.ispot.org.uk/species_dictiona...

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

yes, I see, I'm searching for other genus caterpillar but still can't find any similar, only pale tussock has caterpillar with pink tail, but lack of dense patches confused me...trying to find other stages of caterpillar, also without success...

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

In Denmark we have only 2 species of this genus 'Calliteara' and the one you suggested really looks like it except those dense patches of hair. And the other species has totally different colors so it could be a different genus.

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

no, I'm not sure! but i found only this one with pink tail...will search further..

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 8 years ago

jopy, are you sure about the ID. Mine doesn't have on the back the dense hair patches, could it be there are different stages or?

FaredinAliyevski
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FaredinAliyevski

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Aug 31, 2013
Submitted on Aug 31, 2013

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