British Caterpillar Galleries


Some of the more distinctive caterpillars of butterflies are shown in the gallery below, For caterpillars of moths see BRITISH MOTH CATERPILLAR GALLERIES

For further information see caterpillar identification guide, guide to commonly seen hairy caterpillars or scroll down through latest sightings and you may find that others have been reporting the same caterpillar species.

Butterfly caterpillars – Pieridae – whites and yellows

Butterfly caterpillars – Lycaenidae – Hairstreaks, coppers, blues, metalmarks

Butterfly caterpillars – Nympalidae – fritillaries and browns


Sawfly larvae

Beetle larvae

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