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Though I was actually searching for migrating birds, the most exciting thing I found during last Sunday’s six-mile walk was this caterpillar that had just shed its skin. This is the larva of an Oak eggar moth (Lasiocampa quercus), now in the final instar of a one-year life cycle (some Oak eggar larvae have two-year life cycles) and due to pupate in June.

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