Dear Bugman,
Happy New Year. Here is a caterpillar I found in a Deer Park near where I live in Manchester, UK. I found it in October 07 and can’t find it in any of the books. Can you help me Identify it? Thank you ,
Sarah Pereira

Hi Sarah,
We quickly located the Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar, Calliteara pudibunda, on the UK Moths website. It should not be confused with the American Moth with the same common name, Halysidota tessellaris. Much to the chargrin of beer lovers, the UK Pale Tussock Moth sometimes feeds on hops.

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