Sunday, October 06, 2013

woolly bears?

a very large caterpillar found crossing the road up to Kit Hill. It looks a bit like the caterpillar of the tiger moth known colloquially as woolly bears, but it is very large for a tiger moth caterpillar and a slightly different colour. I haven't been able to identify it. Many caterpillars are leaving their food plants now to look for somewhere to hibernate.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful Autumn foliage!

Just had wonderful weekend in St Ives looking in loads of galleries and seeing a lot of rubbish but some really great work.


Lesley FW said...

Does look like some type of Tiger Moth caterpillar. Saw similar down at the Lizard earlier in year.