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    Anyone on here good at identifying caterpillars?

    I'd be interested to know what species these are:

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Think you might have to be careful there.
    Have a look at brown tailed moth caterpillars.
    They can be very nasty little beggars.
    You may have a young colony
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    They do look very similar, I wasn't sure enough to suggest them though. I think they're the ones that give a painful sting?

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    best check with chris packam they could be on the close to extinction list

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    These are the young of the purple headed pyjama python.

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    Willie what are they feeding on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    I'd be interested to know what species these are:

    They look like some kind of ermine moth catapillar. not brown tailed - no orange spots on the rump or white line present.

    It would help to identify them if you could tell us what they are feeding on. My guess is it's hawthorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puntgunner View Post
    They look like some kind of ermine moth catapillar. not brown tailed - no orange spots on the rump or white line present.

    It would help to identify them if you could tell us what they are feeding on. My guess is it's hawthorn.
    Yes, it was Hawthorn
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    Never mind what they are, just do a Bear Grylls and eat them

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    Brown Tail Moth - keep away from these as hairs off body can give allergic reaction and nasty rash.
    How's your end of the gene pool today?

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