Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Lackey Moth Caterpillars

I went to the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening in search of rare birds but to no avail.  On the track near the embankment I came across these Lackey Moth Malacosoma neustria caterpillars on a small sallow living as they do in a large community until they pupate and change to adult moths.  The site of these clustered together always fascinate me no matter how many times you come across them.

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