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    Default Caterpillar identification needed ASAP

    Found these on the GH strawberry plants today. They look like Brown tail moths and if so, I'll get rid of them. If they're something beneficial, I'll leave them to grow on.

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    They're like those ^^^ but without the tufts on their back. Thanks Cariann.
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    These are the same as the grubs found on my sweet corn away back in July. All doom and gloom from you then. I just left them and there was no great plague or pestilence.

    Think quite harmless
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    Illustrated Guide to British Caterpillars | Wildlife Insight
    cannot see what you want,but thought it may be of use for others,very interesting
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    I agree, they look like brown tail caterpillars.

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    These are the same as the grubs found on my sweet corn away back in July. All doom and gloom from you then. I just left them and there was no great plague or pestilence.

    Think quite harmless
    Brown tails have irritant hairs that can cause a painful skin rash which lasts two or three days. So not totally harmless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Shoes View Post
    These are the same as the grubs found on my sweet corn away back in July. All doom and gloom from you then. I just left them and there was no great plague or pestilence.

    Think quite harmless
    No doom and gloom from me - I suggested they could be Drinker moths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothhawk View Post
    I agree, they look like brown tail caterpillars.

    Brown tails have irritant hairs that can cause a painful skin rash which lasts two or three days. So not totally harmless.
    Thanks MH.
    I've picked a tub of them and moved the strawberry planter outdoors. Will keep an careful idea on the remaining plants in case there are more lurking.
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