Nationally scarce Grass Eggar moth caterpillar at Kynance
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This caterpillar was seen sunning itself at Kynance Cove on The Lizard in Cornwall. Insight into Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii): a red data book species found mainly in southern coastal areas of England and Wales but with a small population … Read More

Garden Tiger (Woolly Bear) at Windmill Farm Nature Reserve
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Garden Tiger caterpillars, also known as ‘Woolly Bears’ are on the prowl at this time of the year following winter hibernation. We found one of the early instars sitting on top of a nettle leaf at Windmill Farm Nature Reserve … Read More

The Drinker Caterpillar at Windmill Farm Nature Reserve
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We saw a number of The Drinker caterpillars on our recent visit to Windmill Farm Nature Reserve on The Lizard in Cornwall. Insight: The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) is a moth and it gets its name from the larva’s habit of … Read More

Angle Shades Caterpillar near Maenporth in Cornwall
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This caterpillar was sitting on Wild Garlic or Ramsons (Allium ursinum) leaves on a path down to Bream Cove just south of Maenporth in Cornwall. Insight: The Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) moth usually overwinters as a larva. Both the moth … Read More

Our first caterpillar of 2011 seen at Kennack Sands
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Caterpillar: Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)
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Common name: Pale Tussock Latin name: Calliteara pudibunda Family: Lymantriidae Type: Moth larva or caterpillar This photo: Northam Burrows Country Park, North Devon

Caterpillar: Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi)
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More hairy caterpillars can be seen in hairy caterpillars and the British caterpillar gallery Common name: Fox Moth Latin name: Macrothylacia rubi Family: Lasiocampidae Type: Moth larva or caterpillar This photo: Kelsey Head, Holywell Bay, North Cornwall

Caterpillar – Large White or Cabbage White (Pieris brassicae)
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Follow the link for information on identification, life-cycle and caterpillar of the Large White butterfly. Common name: Large White or Cabbage White Latin name: Pieris brassicae Family: Whites (Pieridae >> Pierinae) Type: Butterfly larva or caterpillar This photo: Marsland valley, … Read More

Caterpillar – Comma (Polygonia c-album)
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Common name: Comma Latin name: Polygonia c-album Family: Nymphalidae >> Nymphalinae Type: Butterfly larva or caterpillar This photo: Marsland valley, Cornwall and Devon county boundary Click the link for more insight into the life-cycle, identification, food plants and aberrations of … Read More

Caterpillar: Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
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Common name: Green-veined White Latin name: Pieris napi Family: Whites Pieridae >> Pierinae Type: Butterfly larva or caterpillar This photo: Marsland valley, Cornwall and Devon county boundary

Caterpillar: Alder Moth (Acronicta alni)
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See updated full page on Alder Moth Common name: Alder Moth Latin name: Acronicta alni Family: Noctuidae » Acronictinae Type: Moth larva or caterpillar This photo: Marsland valley, Cornwall and Devon county boundary

Caterpillar: Cream-spot Tiger (Arctia villica)
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See here for – Latest full information page on the Cream-spot Tiger Common name: Cream-spot Tiger Latin name: Arctia villica Family: Arctiidae » Arctiinae Type: Moth larva or caterpillar This photo: Duckpool, North Cornwall

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