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HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A distinctive and large caterpillar of the fox moth (Macrothylacia rubi) noted for the dark and orange bands. A final moult before pupating will reveal a large and hairy caterpillar. Found in damp moors and heathland feeing on a variety of plants including heathers. Photographed in Somerset, UK, in August.
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