Saturday, 3 March 2012

Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar

Found this Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar sheltering in the thyme - they hibernate so it's probably been there all winter.
It will pupate in the next few weeks and emerge as a pretty moth around April.

 

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