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dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 18 10:47 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    


wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 18 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Those caterpillar nests are a menace. Mum gets them in Spain and the hairs on the caterpillars make people horribly ill if you breathe them. The caterpillars themselves form conga lines around the place and everyone avoids them like the plague.

Other than that it sounds lovely.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 18 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apparently there's some sort of caterpillar in the pine forests that are a hazard to dogs respiratory systems.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 18 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are you talking about oak processionary moth? They have become a menace in London and although they don't think they can eradicate them, they are trying to minimise them because of the health risk.

Shan



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 18 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Similar - they call it the Pine Processionary Caterpillar.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 18 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds very similar.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 18 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very, very similar. Two species from the same genus. Both have the same nasty habits!

Henry

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