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Caterpillar eggs

I have a very small garden at the front of my house and spread some butterflies and bees seed around the end of June. The plants grew quickly and very soon there was a lot of bees and caterpillars on the plants.                                                                             I'm worried now as the caterpillars have laid eggs on my wall and window , I'm thinking I should try and collect them up and bury them in soil as surely it's too cold for them to survive winter. I live in the north of England, I apologise for my ignorance and would appreciate any advice.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,096

    The caterpillars are probably pupating. They know the conditions they need better than we do. Leave them alone and let them get on with it and look forward to butterflies in the summer. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Some species spend the winter as eggs, so don't worry about them, just leave them alone. Nature knows best - trying to move them is likely to do more harm than good.

  • Thank you both for the advice, I'll leave them be

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,847

    caterpillars don't lay eggs image

    they do lay s..t

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