Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England


Brown tailed moth caterpillar

From Wildlife Extra:

Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point

Spurn Point life boat crews are under siege from the Brown Tailed Moth caterpillars, Euproctis chrysorrhoea.

On a visit last weekend Dick and Clare from Paws-a-While witnessed thousands of them.

The crews stationed there are suffering from rashes around their arms neck and legs, headaches vomiting and eye problems.

Normally found on the south coast (An Isle of [Wight] beach was closed in 1997) this is the first time the species has been found in this area.

Rare moth Dysgonia algira in the Netherlands: here.

Mat daisy moths of New Zealand: here.

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