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    Caterpiller-----------------But what is it

    Found this in the garden, can anybody tell me what it is, and any comments on the pic.
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    Re: Caterpiller-----------------But what is it

    Meet Acronicta rumicis also known as a Knot Grass Moth...

    Well he will be one day... Right now he's a fuzzy wuzzy. That's the technical term, anyway.

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    Re: Caterpiller-----------------But what is it

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    Meet Acronicta rumicis also known as a Knot Grass Moth...

    Well he will be one day... Right now he's a fuzzy wuzzy. That's the technical term, anyway.
    Paul, thanks very much, I guessed somebody would know.
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    Re: Caterpiller-----------------But what is it

    OK, I can't resist ...

    Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
    Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
    Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy,
    Was he?

    And now about the photo, Roger. I would like to see the fuzzy wuzzy against a darker tree. Any chance you can darken it? I think you might be able to crop off the green background without any loss of interest in the image. My two cents...

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    Re: Caterpiller-----------------But what is it

    To Simon and Ken.
    Thank you both for the comments on picture, Ive taken on board your comments and will put them in the memory bank!!!...Now what was I going to remember.

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    Re: Caterpiller-----------------But what is it

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Cropper View Post
    Hi Paul,

    Sorry but I must respectfully disagree. A moth yes but not Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass Moth). ... The most likely candidate is Orgyia antiqua (The Vapourer; http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=1478). This species is widespread and tends to be found on trees.
    Hey Simon... I absolutely stand corrected! Your assessment is obviously spot on and I'm not sure what I was thinking, actually. I blame my raging alcoholism.

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