Burnet moth caterpillar by the Weymouth Relief Road

Green and black caterpillar on a blade of grass

Caterpillar of the Burnet Moth. Photo: Simon Fenner

This was taken by the side of the Weymouth Relief Road on 29/05/2017. This area is turning into a superb butterfly spot.

The caterpillar is that of one of the Burnet moths, probably the Six-spot. THe white blob on the other side of the stalk is a chrysalis cocoon of the same species.

Simon reports there were  over 50 chryslis and a couple of caterpillars.


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