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Busy-Lizzie


 

This was on our wooden garden table on the 13th September. Does anyone know what it is? I live in SW France so it may not be an English whatever it is sort of thingy.

 

pansyface

Crumbs! Never seen one of those before!

nutcutlet

Nice one

Which end is which?

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Welshonion
Now, what does a Woolly Bear look like? Magnificent isn't it.
Mel M

It is the caterpillar of the Lavatory Brush Moth. Very common in Loo, Cornwall!

Is it a Teasel Bug?
Mel M

Hi Bussy-Lizzie.

I searched 'using Chrome' and found a site to identify French caterpillars. There are lots and lots, some very similar to yours. I typed in 'French caterpillars/identification' and it came up with a pictorial site labelled 'Images for French Caterpillar identification'

Well worth a visit just to see the wonderful way nature works.

Busy-Lizzie

Thanks Mel, I'll have a look. Love some of the answers!

Busy-Lizzie

Woolly Bear, the caterpillar of the Tiger Moth seems the closest, but not quite right.

Hello there! I think this is a Pale a Tussock Moth caterpillar. Usually they are yellow but there is a pink morph which you seem to have photographed! 

That "a" sneaked in! "Pale Tussock Moth" is what I meant. 

pansyface

It looks like it's doing a little pirouette there

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Busy-Lizzie

Oh well done, Phasmid! I even found a photo of a pinky one on Google and it likes lime tree leaves. The table is under a lime tree.

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