Sunday, 6 October 2013

Ruby Tiger caterpillar - Beeley Moor

The Ruby Tiger is one of a number of moths which over-winter as a caterpillar. The caterpillars take the opportunity to bask in the sun both in the autumn and early spring, before they pupate, whenever the opportunity arises and today was certainly a good day for sunshine. This caterpillar was very active on one of the grit stone walls on the edge of the moor, other than taking the sunshine I'm not sure what it was doing.
Ruby Tiger - caterpillar

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