Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Hairy Minibeast

Penny spotted something hairy creeping past the back door. I managed to capture it in a small plastic petri dish. Unfortunately it then refused to do anything but curl up.

LCD microscope photo:


I let it go again and waited for it to start moving. Unfortunately for a small beast it can really move fast. The best I could get as it rushed for cover:



It turned out to be a Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar. Hair in tufts, about 25mm long. Right time of year for a second brood. Have seen the adult moths from time to time in the longer parts of the lawn.

1 comment:

  1. I'll take your word on the ID as I am hopeless with moths. A good find Penny deserves a biscuit.


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