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    Thanks to Lottie's link, I'm veering towards Yellow tail moth - as I can't see the 2 red spots that the Browntail has.
    Unfortunately for the Yellow tail it is also an irritant and I don't want them breeding in the GH. I hate doing it but their days are numbered.

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    I had a similar thing on my strawberry plants earlier this year...

    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ase_97024.html

    It was just one, and even though I didn't do anything about it, it sort of 'disappeared' on its own. I didn't find any nibbled leaves or any damage of any kind.
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    Thanks Runtpuppy. They do look similar.

    YOu were lucky to have just one. Mine are decimating the strawberry leaves.

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    Ah, ouch!

    Yeah, I'd not have been too happy if they did this. Are they safe for chickens? Maybe your feathered friends would like them.
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    I'm not going to risk it as the hairs are irritants - imagine having one of those stuck in your beak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    No doom and gloom from me - I suggested they could be Drinker moths.
    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ml#post1607687
    Think we may have identified my moth.... The link below has a picture of the Adult Moth.

    Knot Grass The Knot Grass moth and caterpillar Acronicta rumicis

    we can't be sure about the grub, but quite a few of the moths lurking about, so a high chance it was one.
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