found this beauty yesterday no idea what moth or butterfly it will become.
It's the caterpillar of the Pale Tussock moth (Dasychira pudibunda),both moth and caterpillar are beauties!
You couldn't make it up, could you? Wonderful!
Stunning! Isn't nature tremendous- lucky you, Amanda
I met these two 'showy' characters whilst walking in Great Langdale, Cumbria last week. I'm not certain what they become in due course; but they'd best hurry up 'cos it's becoming quite chilly overnight - and daylight is fleetingly shortening each day of Autumn. Any ideas what species, please?
I think the dark one is White Ermine moth (the thin line down the back is the giveaway.) Not sure about Mr ginger - possibly Ruby Tiger moth or Sycamore moth.
I find them all amazing Jo, in fact the whole metamorphosis process is absolutely mind-blowing!
Thanks for both IDs, BobTG & Jo47: Granted I was a bit 'cheeky' poaching on the thread. I was just surprised to see these fellas so late in the season as it were - ? products of the 'Indian Summer' we've been treated to this year, no doubt??
One of them has crept off David.
Too true, Pansyface - the black fella was going at a fair lick - had my camera in 'sports' mode! Est speed 2.9 metres per minute!!! (maybe? relative of Mr Bolt???).