Jill Stewart – 7 June 2019 18:51

Nature study again! These are small tortoiseshell caterpillars which feed on nettles. I heard that they were on plants on Nun’s Moor in Newcastle that were going to be sprayed by the authorities and the caterpillars killed. I have some nettles in my garden I was bit ashamed of but couldn’t bring myself to get rid of, so I gathered some of the caterpillars and brought them home, they live with me now!

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