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 Post subject: Re: Processionary caterpillars
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Jane, I also received the email - here are the pics :D
I have seen this before, facinating!

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 Post subject: Re: Processionary caterpillars
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It is a wonderful experience to see these worms.

However.
They can cause a huge discomfort as the hairs can cause a very severe burning pain when you come in contact with it.
In Holland these worms are particular to Oak trees and when summer comes they nest in the Oak trees alongside the roads by the millions.
When driving underneath those trees the hairs enter the cars via the air-con or air freshening system and cause great discomfort for the driver and passengers.
They get rid of them by using an overgrown vacuum cleaner and suck all the worms from the trees.


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 Post subject: Re: Processionary caterpillars
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And yet again this is another first for me. Never seen something like this before! ALL ABOARD, THE WORM TRAIN!!

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 Post subject: Re: Processionary caterpillars
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Somewhere up north about 20 years ago .

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 Post subject: Re: Invertebrate: Caterpillars, Processionary
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Just found this pic of some Processionary worms we found at Lower Sabie in a tree right next to the walkway leading down to reception and the shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Invertebrate: Caterpillars, Processionary
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I have seen a lot of these around recently, especially in Skukuza and Berg en Dal.

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