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Lackey Moth

Malacosoma neustria

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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3 Comments

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
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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