I thought I was lucky to find one EHM caterpillar in my fuschia planter today, now a second has appeared on the same plant!
Just going down a stem after eating a couple of leaves (bottom end)
The second one happily munching away
Also, a Gypsy Moth (thanks for the ID Wendy) found on the ground, safe until I release it later
In reply to Sandra :
Both EHMs - bottom left and top
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Sandra P said:Also, a Gypsy Moth
You'll have to name him Ernie with those legs! Lol
In reply to Noisette:
Hazel C said:looks like they went off Sweetcorn
Not surprising as they are reputed to feed on blossoms of various plants like gorse, holly, heather etc! How on earth did they get onto the sweetcorn?
These LYU's get into everything, did you find any tiny eggs PB? Super Eyed HM, never had one of those H!
Forgt to post pics of unknown green caterpillar found on 5th Aug on Siberian Iris plant which was being divided
Always a nightmare to ID so I forwarded pics to Steve Ogden of wildlifeinsights.com who is very helpful, he replied ***Can't see the legs but likely to be one of the plusiinae - only 2 prolegs - see Silver Y. The Gold Spot larvae are known for feeding on water plants such as Iris and spin cocoon amongst leaves to pupate***
Said caterpillar duly pupated on 6th Aug
Bit darker next day
15th Aug I came across this beautiful, perfect Silver Y in the pot
Next morning the weather was great so I let it go ... but not before one more pic
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