• Patio Life: Common False Widow Steatoda nobilis

    And a very unfortunate Large White caterpillar, which by the way would have had to fall off the wall to wind up like this (with all those hooks on their feet, I couldn't believe this). But everyone has to eat...

  • Patio Life: Large White Butterfly Pupating

    I had always thought that if they got to this stage they wouldn't really be paratisized by anything but as you can see on my note, this tiny wasp is sure thinking about it!!

  • Patio Life: Garden Tiger Parasitized

    About a month before this we found this lovely Garden Tiger caterpillar on umbifers, in a footpath where it is likely the council in their wisdom will come along and weed wack. So we brought it home as this species is one in serious decline for me to r…


  • Patio Life: Orange-tip Butterfly Caterpillar


  • Patio Life: Large White Caterpillars

    Okay, one of my favorite flowers on my Patio/Balcony is Nasturtium, for one thing the flowers are really nice, it grows well quickly and it feeds loads of critters which is what 99.9% of all plants on my patio do. I have had rapeseed growing before but…

  • Patio Life: Bright-line Brown-eye Eggs

    A very helpful moth decided to lay her eggs on our egg carton, makes sense to me.


  • Marbled Beauty Caterpillar

    These guys have been feeding on my wall on the balcony at night, they are lichen eaters so technically they keep my wall clean :)

  • Marbled Beauty Caterpillar

    These guys have been feeding on my wall on the balcony at night, they are lichen eaters so technically they keep my wall clean :)

  • Patio Life: Tilt-a-Whirl

    One of the big female Vapourer caterpillars protesting me messing about with her.


  • Patio Life: Vapourer Dance

    One of the big females from inside, wish I had a video, was dancing on the smooth surface round and round. More updates to the Vapourer moth caterpillars we had, they have since pupated and emerged will update with more photos soon.

  • Patio Life: Final Instar Male

    One from inside having a wander while the container gets a clean and fresh food. They pupated a couple days later. More updates to the Vapourer moth caterpillars we had, they have since pupated and emerged will update with more photos soon.

  • Patio Life: Vapourer Fifth Instar

    One of the male final instar from inside. More updates to the Vapourer moth caterpillars we had, they have since pupated and emerged will update with more photos soon.


  • Patio Life: Vapourer Fifth Instar

    There were loads of these guys, and I have a couple of pots of bramble on the balcony so this is one of the ones we put outside. We also released about 70 on other wild places. More updates to the Vapourer moth caterpillars we had, they have since pupat…

  • Patio Life: Vapourer Fourth Instar

    There were loads of these guys, and I have a couple of pots of bramble on the balcony so this is one of the ones we put outside. We also released about 70 on other wild places. More updates to the Vapourer moth caterpillars we had, they have since pupat…

  • Patio Life: Vapourers Second and Third Instar

    They are not real cooperative at this age..lol Sorry for the poor quality but you get the idea, two different stages are here. More updates to the Vapourer moth caterpillars we had, they have since pupated and emerged will update with more photos soon.


  • Winter Moth Caterpillar

    He was on some apple we had gathered to feed to the Green-brindled Crescent.

  • Eating It's Way Out

    LGC will need an ID but I liked the way its boxed itself in a bit..lol One from the Church Wood Sussex Moth Group, Hastings Branch moth event.

  • Oakl Leaf-miner Moth

    Not sure who yet, will have to have a look, but if you look to the right side of the mine, a yellowish line is the caterpillar.


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