A new garden visitor for June / by claire greener

Looks like more night time insect collection is required.   These are among the most spectacular caterpillars I have ever seen - they are currently defoliating our apple tree at a rate of knots...
so, they are as ferocious as they look! 

Rusty Tussock or Vapourer Moths

Rusty Tussock or Vapourer Moths