Calliteara Pudibunda

Calliteara Pudibunda

I found this caterpillar inching through beach leaf litter on the drive of Larch Hill early this morning. In reality, it was a much more startling shade of lemon yellow with serried tufts along its back – a jockey’s livery aboard a copper leaf. I think it’s a pale tussock moth, local in Ireland, common in the UK. If there are any lepidopterists out there who know more, please comment!

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