The're quite common in Portugal - nice and fluffy caterpillars. But beware these can cause an itch attack. Have a look.
Caterpillars on the move
It's quite a sight, a long snake of caterpillars slowly moving along.
|Processionary Caterpillars on the move to their nesting ground
They just came down from their favourite pine tree - eating away on the foliage - now on their way to their nesting ground. The're called Processionary Caterpillars - because they move head to tail, following the first in line.
|Processionary Caterpillars - tailgating specialist
The caterpillars fly in July - August looking like brown - gray moths. But beware their fluffy hairs can cause quite an itchy rash. They break of easily and stick in skin or can be inhaled causing Asthma like effects.
|Processionary Caterpillars - the hairs can cause an itchy rash
Once at the nesting ground they curl up like a heap of caterpillars and sleep till its feeding time again and move back to their favorite tree - in procession.