Caterpillar - Fox Moth
Fact File
Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 24th September 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 


Taken at Skateraw on 13th September 2015 using Nikon D5200 - 18-55mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment Fact File
 
 
Caterpillar - Fox Moth.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Macrothylacia rubi.
Lepidoptera .
Lasiocampidae.
Food:
Habitat:
Length:
Found:
Feature:
Heather and Bramble.
Heathland, downland and coastal grassland.
Up to 7 cms.
July - April.
The caterpillars hibernate fully grown, but emerge
in the spring sunshine before pupating in April.