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Lackey Moth

Malacosoma neustria


The caterpillars had orange white and black stripes down the length of their bodies and had orange hair(?) on the sides. The insects on the right in photo 2 and 3 I believe are shedded skins. However, i am unsure.


They were on a silky mass in a shrub in rural coastland.


I was not present at the sighting, my mother took the photos so I couldn't give great details, apologies.

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Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant 3 years ago

Thank you Paul.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 3 years ago

I would say they are Lackey moth caterpillars--- (Malacosoma neustria)

maplemoth662 3 years ago

muy hermoso....

Jamie Grant
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Jamie Grant

South Hams, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 20, 2018
Submitted on May 20, 2018

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