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When I take my dog for a walk I get covered in tiny green caterpillars, they seem to be hanging from trees in what looks like a line of a spiders web. When I return from the outdoors, i have to comb through my hair and inspect my clothes. They're coming in with any washing that has been hanging outside, is it just me or are others noticing these.

I would say they are tiny like the cabbage caterpillars.

Will it stop soon please, I'm finding it quite annoying.
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Yep, as Andy's post:  the most likely candidate is Winter Moth.

Other candidates include certain species of sawfly and also other moths, such as Oak Tortrix Moth.  Have a look at the species of tree they're dangling from - that might help identify them.

Craig

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It sounds and looks (from the link) that is what they are, but doesn't say how long they're around.

Hopefully not too long

Craig - majority of the trees on my walks around here are oak
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Hi Mogs,

I see that oaks are (one of the many) larval food plants for Winter Moth, so Winter Moth they probably are.

You'll have to a take a photo the next time you get infested :-).  Do they look like this ?  Dunno how long they'll 'hang around' for ...

http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/images/pests/winter-moth/caterpillar.jpg

Craig

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