roaming the wilds of south west Surrey
It isn’t, in fact, a caterpillar. It’s the larva of the birch sawfly (Cimbex femoratus). Rather cute though.
Those sawfly nymphs will fool you. Good eyesight, Lucy. This one disappears in the foliage.
Thanks Steve, I must confess that a lovely pair of ladies were peering at this little beauty and alerted me to its presence!
you got an awesome camera which highlight beauty of nature which even we cant see with bare eyes.
Nafees thank you so much for your kind comment!
Great photographs. He has got a very innocent baby face but the name doesn’t sound to good, not for birches anyway.
Thank you Amelia, I suspect he’s not an enormously beneficial factor for the birch!
Thanks Phil. 🙂
What a dear little face!
Like a cute little alien 😀
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