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Thaumetopoea processionea - Caterpillars  Caterpillar,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Netherlands,Oak Processionary,Thaumetopoea,Thaumetopoea processionea,Thaumetopoeidae Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Hence their common name! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Yup, religiously following their leader up towards heaven :o)
      Thaumetopoea processionea - Moving up in the world  Caterpillar,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Netherlands,Oak Processionary,Thaumetopoea,Thaumetopoea processionea,Thaumetopoeidae
      Posted 2 months ago

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The Oak Processionary is a moth whose caterpillars are pests in oak forests and pose a health hazard because of their poisonous setae , which may cause skin irritation and asthma.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 11, 2019. Captured in Vreugderijkerweg 11, 8042 PT Zwolle, Netherlands.