Spotted next to my side gate yesterday:
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth) caterpillar
I took this photo of a Magpie Moth in 2009:
This is a Summer daytime flying moth. The caterpillars may be found feeding on Blackthorn and Hawthorn but can also cause widespread damage to the leaves of currant and gooseberry bushes.
Busy Little Birds
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