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Fox Moth

Macrothylacia rubi


Large and hairy caterpillar, about 7cm in length, but difficult to see all details because of that hair... Hair is long and black and grey; letting a rusty colour of the stripes on the body protrude. This caterpillar is at its final stage of growth; it will hibernate in this form, and transform to pupae first thing in spring.


Found in a ditch next to our nets posed to protect salamanders on edges of a protected lowland oak forest, in Geneva lake valley. This particular forest is protected as recognized and important habitat of Fire Salamanders.

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1 Comment

hartcam 3 months ago


Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Farges, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Oct 17, 2020
Submitted on Oct 18, 2020

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