02 May 2013

Foxhole Slade Caterpillars

Searching the limestone cliffs of Foxhole Slade with a headlamp about an hour before dawn on Sunday turned up a couple of caterpillars despite a temperature of about 4 degrees C.
 The coastal specialist Annulet (Charissa obscurata) nicely camouflaged on the limetone...

and the widespread and strangely named Uncertain (Hoplodrina alsines). Neither was feeding while I watched them, but they may well have done so earlier in the night before the temperature dropped.

1 comment:

Chris Manley said...

Very nice pics Hugh.
Any ideas on the mystery larva on bilberry posted on the GMRG blog?