Orgyia antiquoides (Sorry, could not find an English name for this one / Heidewitvlakvlinder) is a moth in the family Lymantriidae wich is very rare and local in Belgium. The hairy caterpillar is spectacular, with "humps", "horns" and a "tail". They are easily recognized by their horn-like tufts of hair-like setae. There are 4 toothbrush-like tufts along the back, and black hair pencils that project from the sides at the front and at the back. The adults fly from early July till early September. The males are active during daytime. The females are wingless.
Image: Kalmthout (BE) - 20/07/2010
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