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Hairy caterpillars

Today's fortune cookie says...
Oh, great, it's another creepy one.
"Don't do anything alone."

Just got back in from my on-call and there's looooads more of those little hairy caterpillars scootling about. (Well, when I say "loads" I mean, I've seen at least seven or eight. Not enough to class as an "infestation.")

I think I've got them pegged as "Brown Tailed Moth caterpillars". They're being a bit of a pest in some areas of the country, but I've not seen THAT many round here. To be honest I think they're kind of cute, all wee and brown and fuzzy. I know better than to touch them, though. :P

I was looking for a picture and found this on the Telegraph website: Long tailed tits. AWWW. FEED US, MUM, PLEEEASE

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aeroferret
May. 31st, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Oooohh, even though I'm across the pond in New England, those guys look amazingly close to the Gypsy Moth caterpillars here.

There will be many years where you only see a few, and then one year they swarm in massive numbers and eat every leaf off every tree...very destructive.
jill_dragon
Jun. 1st, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
I think that fortune cookie maker has it in for you! XD

Those caterpillars of yours sound a lot like Tussock moths which are a pest species that preys on Douglas Fir trees. Infestations tend to stay pretty localized but they can be a big problem if they're near human habitation - people can be very allergic to them.
http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/fetch21/DFTM/dftmtot.html
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