From the dew-soaked hedge creeps a crawly caterpillar

…or three….

my wife was doing some tidying up in the garden a week or so ago and came across these caterpillars. first up is a Ruby Tiger followed by an early ‘instar’ Oak Eggar.
Ruby Tiger
Ruby Tiger
Oak Eggar
Early instar Oak Eggar

This was followed on Sunday by my neighbour approaching me with a cake box, and inside a later instar Oak Eggar, very advanced.
Oak Eggar
Late instar Oak Eggar

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