• Patio Life: Powdered Quaker Caterpillar Top

    Code Name: Dusty Discovered this huge caterpillar one night while checking the moth box, he only comes out at night and hides (very well) during the day in the lower vegataion and dirt. He'll over winter in a pupal case with full grown adult inside, down…

  • Patio Life: Powdered Quaker Caterpillar

    Code Name: Dusty Discovered this huge caterpillar one night while checking the moth box, he only comes out at night and hides (very well) during the day in the lower vegataion and dirt. He'll over winter in a pupal case with full grown adult inside, down…

  • Six-spot Burnet Moth Caterpillar

    Probably getting ready to pupate I suspect as he was up on the Bramble.


  • Psyche casta Caterpillar Eating Bramble

    This is a moth caterpillar, you usually see these things attached to fence posts, walls, leaves, but hardly ever see the caterpillars inside. They move around and this one is actually eating.

  • Hebrew Character Caterpillar

    My winter sport will be IDing all these things... for now its a NDGC (Non-descript Green Caterpillar), one of many lol Update: I'm nearly sure now that this is a late instar Hebrew Character :)

  • Orange Tip Butterfly Caterpillar

    Earlier instar than I've seen before so grabbed a shot for my records.


  • Vapourer Moth Caterpillar

    On Broadbean

  • Mullein Caterpillar

    This is a bit later instar feeding on Mullein.

  • Mr McMullty

    I can not resist these faces, reminds me of betty boop face..lol


  • Patio Life: Mullein Caterpillar Face

    Code Name: One of the McMullty Family on buddleia. Update: On behalf of the McMullty family we give thanks to the mysterious flickr explore gods. Hahaha

  • Patio Life: Hebrew Character Caterpillar

    Early Instar, on Meadowsweet

  • Orange Tip Butterfly Caterpillar @ Filsham

    I was given the best butterfly book of all time recently by my dear friend. (The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland by Thomas & Lewington) So this year I have succeded in finding some of the Orange Tip Larvae. Of course having one on my patio didnt hurt…


  • Mullein Moth Caterpillar

    This is a spectacular caterpillar, and moth. Doing some gardening for a friend, noticed she had Mullein growing in an area thats all weeds atm. It's covered in these guys. I'm hoping she will let me have the plants and wildlife for my patio :D

  • Patio Life: Orange Tip Butterfly Caterpillar

    On Garlic Mustard I saved from the chop down the footpath. He has moved to feeding on the seed pods now.

  • Patio Life: Hebrew Character Moth Caterpillar

    Feeding on the Rapeseed. He has since moved to the Plantain I've got growing.


  • Lumpy 1

    Grey Dagger Moth (Acronicta psi) Code Name: Lumpy While doing garden trap, noticed caterpillar on hedgy red leaved plant near fence, in small amount of webbing. Recognized it as a dagger and brought it indoors. Looked up what to feed, tried Dogwood but…

  • Lumpy 2

    ...Approx 2 days later he moulted again, becoming a far paler yellow and larger, and his lumpyness hairer. Replaced birch every two days, he would pick a leaf and eat it to the stem. On July 9 2010, he disappeared in the container, after careful examina…

  • Emperor Moth Caterpillar



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