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Noticed a few around this year. The first I saw today, at first glance I thought it was slug but it's definatley a caterpillar of some sort. It seemed to be
intent on tucking into a corncockle seed head
I've seen a lot of these on the sweet rockets, I thought they might be cabbage whites but I thought they were green?
Be good to know what they are, thanks
The bottom one is the caterpillar of the Great White butterfly, common on brassicas. First one is a bit out of focus so tricky, but probably a moth caterpillar?
Thanks Bob, the whites have had a really good year
I know.... for the life of me I couldn't get it into a sharper focus, I was surprised how big it was, if it's still there tomorrow I'll try and take a better picture
The large slug like one was no where to found, saw this hairy one on the gate post this morning
Could it be a Buff-tip moth caterpillar? Quite a big moth.
Thanks very much Bob, think your right, had a look today and it had gone, learn't that they pupate underground.
Not sure if it's just the season but have been gardening for wildlife for a couple of years and have definatley seen more catepilliars this year