A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Thursday 29 September 2016

Yellow Fluffy Caterpillar of Pale Tussock Moth

Whilst out on our walk today we found this amazing caterpillar crossing the road. On investigation it seems that it is a Pale Tussock Moth caterpillar. It rolled itself into a ball as we tried to photograph it and move it to the side of the road. We realise now that it was a bit foolish to try and handle it as it's spines can break off and cause severe pain but luckily we seem to have got away with it.
For more information see http://www.uksafari.com/paletussock.htm

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