Fox moth caterpillar

Fox moth caterpillar

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Credit: DAVID AUBREY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fox moth caterpillar (Macrothylacia rubi). This densely hairy caterpillar grows to a length of 6 centimetres and is found in most of Europe. It feeds on heather and brambles and is active by day. The hairs cause irritation, providing a deterrent for predators.

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Keywords: animal, biological, biology, caterpillar, entomology, fauna, fox moth caterpillar, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, macrothylacia rubi, moth, nature, one, single, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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