Saturday, 29 September 2012

Buff Ermine Moth caterpillar

This spiny looking chap is a buff ermine moth caterpillar. I particularly like the first photo where you can see his face.



 
I originally thought this was a ruby tiger moth caterpillar which we'd found before but I checked on the brilliant Wild About Britain forum.
The users are so full of knowledge and willing to share. It's brilliant to share pics and get beasties identified.

 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Belinda, some great photographs throughout your blog. I've added a link to a site you might find useful (you may know about it already). If you go to the ISPOT part of this sight observations can be identified via the open university.

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    1. Thank you Rooko. I couldn't find the link you refer to and it's not one I had come across before, but I shall definitely be visiting that site this year!
      http://www.ispot.org.uk/

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