At this time of year, we read a lot about Pine Processionary Caterpillars, hairy and dangerous little fellows who can cause severe irritation and allergic reactions in both human and animals who touch them or who come across their hairs, which can also blow in the wind.

Pine processionary caterpillar
However, little is mentioned of the moth! Here it is, a rather ugly brute compared to the delicate creatures that flit around our lamps at night.

They have cream forewings with brown markings and white hindwings, and can usually be seen from May to July

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