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Caterpillar for ID, please:: Solved: Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii _ Larva).

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Offline JSW099

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« 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).

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Syd
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 17:21 PM by JSW099 »

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 08:20 AM »
Was it feeding on a particular plant? The foodplant is often the key to the species.....
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 08:24 AM »
Clive,
I found the caterpillar being blown about the track, so didn´t notice anything special. Sorry!!!

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« Reply #3 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.  :)

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« Reply #4 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

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« Reply #5 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 :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 15:52 PM »
Looks like Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii).

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 17:20 PM »
Michael,

Thank you for solving this long winded problem..

Regards

Syd