• Yponomeutinae sp. Caterpillars on Blackthorn


  • Oak Eggar Caterpillar Face


  • Oak Eggar Caterpillar



  • Common Quaker Caterpillar 3rd Instar

    The last two days in April we had heavy rain, so I didn't put out the moth box. On the First of May I was arranging my egg cartons and saw something odd. Something had layed eggs in the box, but what. At the time they were literally about 1mm long abou…

  • Common Quaker Caterpillar Around 2nd Instar

    The last two days in April we had heavy rain, so I didn't put out the moth box. On the First of May I was arranging my egg cartons and saw something odd. Something had layed eggs in the box, but what. At the time they were literally about 1mm long abou…

  • Common Quaker Caterpillar Around 2nd Instar

    The last two days in April we had heavy rain, so I didn't put out the moth box. On the First of May I was arranging my egg cartons and saw something odd. Something had layed eggs in the box, but what. At the time they were literally about 1mm long abou…


  • Small Tortoiseshell Caterpillar

    On Nettle

  • Building A Fortress

    Spinning the leaves together is hard work for such a little guy.

  • Loopty Loop

    Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet @Glyne Gap.


  • Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar Hairs

    These caterpillars can cause breathing problems, rashes and headaches. The hairs are released and breathed in, or if you handle the caterpillars you might have the rashes. If you view this large you can actutally see that the hairs have tiny spikes on th…

  • Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar

    Little tiny eating machines...

  • Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar

    I happen to love this moth, they are stunning caterpillars, as an adult they are quite harmless, beautiful and an especially silly little moth. Adult


  • Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar @ Glyne Gap

    There are literally thousands. And no I didn't handle any of them, but we felt no ill effects from them, only the bitter cold of the wind up there..lol

  • Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar

    At least two instars here.

  • Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar by the 1000s

    The black thorn and bramble are nearly completely bare of foliage in some places. They've even began eating Dock and Sorrel.


  • Brown-tail Moth Caterpillar Tent

    I was just in awe of how many there were everywhere we looked. This tent shows many of the left over skins from them out growing thier skins.

  • Bramble Shoot Moth

    Now I'm sure this is a Bramble Shoot Cat.

  • Unknown Caterpillar

    Poss Lesser Yellow Underwing


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