caterpillar identification please

Chris Raper triocomp at
Mon Jun 22 10:13:41 EDT 1998

On Sat, 20 Jun 1998 23:07:37 +0100, "leney" <leney at>

>Caterpillars sooty black, 9 fine vertical yellow lines on each side, long,
>very fine dorsal hairs, pale brown. Rear 4 pairs legs orange, front 3 pairs
>black.  Food, hawthorn.  Colony living in silk tent.  Active during day.
>Mid Norfolk. England.  Any ideas?    Carla.

Thr best idea is to get yourself a copy of Jim Porter's new book
"Caterpillars of the Bristish Isles" - very nice book.

Hope that helps
Chris R.

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