Oak Processionary

Caterpillar species. Latin name: Thaumetopoea processionea Oak Description: Grey with blackish-grey dorsal stripe and long white hairs (irritant) from reddish-orange pinacula. Rare immigrant.

Oak Processionary

The Oak Processionary (Thaumetopoea processionea) is a moth whose caterpillars can be found in oak forests. They may pose a human irritant because of their poisonous setae (hairs), which may cause skin irritation and asthma. == Distribution == The moths are widely distributed in central and southern Europe, and are occasionally found as far north ...
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