One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A reddish-brown moth with a velvety black and orange caterpillar.
Macrothylacia rubi, family Lasiocampidae
- ‘Moths such as buff arches, peach blossom and fox moths lay their eggs on bramble as it is their larval foodplant.’
- ‘Emperor and fox moths have also been recorded.’
- ‘On the track a big hairy caterpillar of the fox moth sunned itself after hibernation.’
- ‘It was nice to see a couple of fox moths in the line, the first time I've seen one since the demise of the Collection's own example.’
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