Eastern tent moth caterpillars by busylady

Eastern tent moth caterpillars

We went out for a cycle ride around the nearby villages this afternoon and came across this fascinating sight. Most of the caterpillars were on the shady side of the 'tent', so Peter encouraged it to one side so that I could capture the cluster of busy caterpillars.
3 good things, sunny weather, nature at it's best and cycling along the country lines with very little traffic. Oh and thanks for sending my chive flowers and the rabbits to the popular page!
Fascinating
May 21st, 2020  
Interesting. We get hairy caterpillars on our white cedar trees and the hairs are poisonous, hope these chaps aren't poisonous.
May 21st, 2020  
Oh, I don't like them, but I love your images!
May 21st, 2020  
These are quite fascinating - a super shot!

Ian
May 21st, 2020  
A super collage. Fav!! 😀
May 21st, 2020  
@onewing @carolmw Thaks for your comments, no they're not poisonous Babs and apparently not the variety I thought the were. Apparently they are small eggars, the Eastern tent moth is a North Americn moth not seen here in the UK.
May 21st, 2020  
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