Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Wooly bear

Yesterday (Saturday) found on slopes of Garn Fawr a wooly caterpillar. I'm not asking for i.d. although that would be a bonus, but just wonder
if it's unusual to find caterpillars out and about in January? Mind it was warm in the sunshine!


  1. Not the world's greatest photograph but:
    it does have more than a passing resemblance to a Fox moth caterpillar.
    They hibernate in leaf litter between September and March and as you suggest a little warm weather.....
    A nice find - a reminder spring is not far away!! Well done.

  2. Snapped on a mobile!
    Many thanks for the reply.