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Insects and creepy crawlies => Insects and creepy-crawlies => Topic started by: JSW099 on April 24, 2017, 02:51 AM

Title: Caterpillar for ID, please:: Solved: Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii _ Larva).
Post by: JSW099 on April 24, 2017, 02:51 AM
Hi All,

Have a photo of a caterpillar for ID, it was about 2" - 2.5" long, found at La Janda(Cadiz).

Obliged

Syd
Title: Re: Caterpillar for ID, please
Post by: Clive on April 24, 2017, 08:20 AM
Was it feeding on a particular plant? The foodplant is often the key to the species.....
Title: Re: Caterpillar for ID, please
Post by: JSW099 on April 25, 2017, 08:24 AM
Clive,
I found the caterpillar being blown about the track, so didnĀ“t notice anything special. Sorry!!!

Syd
Title: Re: Caterpillar for ID, please
Post by: Juan-P on April 25, 2017, 11:21 AM
It's quite similar to the pine processionary caterpillars, but not identical. So, in short, I don't know.  :)
Title: Re: Caterpillar for ID, please
Post by: JSW099 on April 25, 2017, 12:35 PM
Thanks for your input, but I have photos of processionary caterpillars and this one is much, much larger than those, but thanks again

Syd
Title: Re: Caterpillar for ID, please
Post by: Clive on April 25, 2017, 12:37 PM
Yes, I thought that Juan-P because of the dark rings.... I guess it is a moth and not a butterfly. Not hairy enough for the processionary though and there is only one of them :)
Title: Re: Caterpillar for ID, please
Post by: Michaelsk on September 10, 2017, 15:52 PM
Looks like Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii).

M.
Title: Re: Caterpillar for ID, please
Post by: JSW099 on September 10, 2017, 17:20 PM
Michael,

Thank you for solving this long winded problem..

Regards

Syd