Entry from British & World English dictionary
A reddish-brown moth with a velvety black and orange caterpillar.
- Macrothylacia rubi, family Lasiocampidae.
- On the track a big hairy caterpillar of the fox moth sunned itself after hibernation.
- Moths such as buff arches, peach blossom and fox moths lay their eggs on bramble as it is their larval foodplant.
- It was nice to see a couple of fox moths in the line, the first time I've seen one since the demise of the Collection's own example.
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