Do you remember the caterpillar we had at lunch time in the car park. I thought I recognised it but couldn't put a name to it at the time. Well when I got home I did a little checking and quickly realised that if it was what I thought, it was a pretty special species to find.
So I sent photograph to Phil Sterling and he was able to confirm from the photographs that I was correct that it was the caterpillar of the Light Crimson Underwing, a rare species found in mature Oak woodlands the larva are rarely seen as they believe they feed in the high canopy.
|Light Crimson Underwing © Nick Hull|
For a little more information and to see the super looking adult moth follow this link.