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Recent Caterpillar Plagues in Great Britain

Abstract

THE epidemic occurrence of the caterpillars of the Antler moth (Charœas graminis L.) in the north of England and Scotland, and of the Willow ‘Small Ermine’ moth (Hyponomeuta rorella Hb.) in Suffolk, have been the subject of considerable comment, not to say confusion, in the daily Press, and since the two outbreaks are of a very different type a brief account of their essential features may be of interest.

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