Caterpillar of The Spectacle moth. Woodford Halse
Nature Reserve, 3 August, 2016
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Thistles and Thorns
As I happened to be visiting Byfield today it seemed an opportune time to cast an eye over the nature reserve at Woodford Halse. On my last visit I had looked at the western part of the reserve; today I strolled east, or actually nearer south-east. It was fine and warm, though very blustery. Within a couple of minutes I had dislodged a rather striking caterpillar from a clump of nettles. It was the larva of Abrostola tripartita.