Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Peacock Butterfly Caterpillars
But there was more to come when Darcy (again) called over that she'd found more caterpillars that looked a bit different. This time they were Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars which also feed on nettles. I was ecstatic! The ones shown above are the Peacock caterpillars; the Small Tortoiseshell ones didn't come out but I'll try again tomorrow.
We have taken a few of each species to put in our butterfly pavilion at the centre. Do come and have a look when we open next week.