Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar from France: Calliteara pudibunda

Subject: caterpillar
Location: mid France south of Poitier
October 10, 2013 12:13 pm
I saw the attached caterpillar last Saturday 5th October . I was in mid France just south of Poitier, it was crawling across a gravel path. It was almost luminous green and yellow, are you able to identify the species
Signature: Doug

Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Hi Doug,
Thanks to UK Moths, we have identified your Tussock Moth Caterpillar as a Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar,
 Calliteara pudibunda.  Home brewers take note:  it is a pest on Hops.

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