By Tom Hughes, Jun 17 2017 08:06AM
This common and noticeable caterpillar was found on a figwort plant with many others on a farm near Truro.
Status: Common and widespread.
By Tom Hughes, Nov 20 2016 08:00AM
There's quite a number of stick insects in Cornish gardens. They must have originally been pets, and through either release or escape, entered into gardens. The mild Cornish climate is clearly warm enough and suitable for them to breed and naturalise.
Always an interesting find.
By Tom Hughes, Jul 26 2016 07:00AM
I found this Drinker Moth moth caterpillar recently on a farm near Truro.
This species gets its English name from the habits of the caterpillar, which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew.
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