Furry Brown Caterillar with  orange stripes  round body

Fox Moth Caterpillar. Photo: Ian Morrell

Ian found this Fox Moth caterpillar when walking back to his car after a walk in Wareham Forest on 25/10/20. As it was in the path curled around pine needles he thoughtfully moved it to safety from other walkers. Our wildlife sometimes needs a helping hand.

This species will overwinter fully fed and make its cocoon in spring without further feeding.

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