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Caterpillar of Emperor Moth

By photowanderer
A fully grown caterpillar of the Emperor Moth going down a path in the Pentland Hills. Hadn't heard of this creature before, so it was interesting to find out what it was. The caterpillar feeds mainly on heather but has a large range of plants on its menu, including Bog Myrtle and Brambles. The spectacular adults emerge around late spring. Got it of the path just before some bikers came down it.

Tags: Caterpillar Wildlife and nature Emperor moth Pentland Hills Regional Park

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TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2019 1:47PM
Great shot, Chris.

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Thanks Tony!

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