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in butterflies/ moths Tags: BUTTERFLY, CINNABAR, Comma, Common lacewing, gatekeeper, Green-veined White, Large yellow underwing moth, MOTHS, RED ADMIRAL .VANESSA ATALANTA, SIX-SPOT BURNET, SMALL TORTOISHELL
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda
Fairly common in England and Wales, local in Ireland, both the adults and larvae are quite hairy.
The moths fly in May and June and are attracted to light.
The larva is similar to that of the Dark Tussock (Dicallomera fascelina), but is generally greenish or yellow, with four conspicuous tufts of yellow hairs. It feeds on a range of deciduous shrubs and trees, and used to be a pest of hop (Humulus lupulus), when it was commonly grown. do not be confused as to how the photo is on here this month. the photo was taken in 2006 .
Re: Yellow and black caterpillar of the cinnabar moth,, these where in the field behind my house
ELEPHANT HAWK-MOTH,DEILEPHILA ELPENOR (SPHINGIDAE) CATTERPILLAR