Friday, 14 August 2015

Vapourer moth caterpillar - Chatsworth

June Oliver came across this Vapourer moth caterpillar at Chatsworth. The adult moth is not strongly attracted to UV light and I have only occasionally caught it in the Darley Dale. It is probably reasonably common in a wide-range of habitats from the moorland to parks and gardens
The caterpillar is very striking and therefore easily identified.
Vapourer Moth - caterpillar (c.June Oliver)

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