Sorry for the brief hiatus in posting, hoping to return to normal shortly when work calms down a bit. In the meantime, bike rides have been reminding me that even in Autumn, there’s a whole wealth of wonderful wildlife, just fighting to get your attention.
This bizarre moth larva is something I’d not seen before – found crawling in the road (I spotted it even at speed due to it’s vivid, Day-Glo colour) I helped it to the safety of the verge. Apparently they’re common in October, and the moth they transform into isn’t nearly as splendid. I love the way it’s camouflaged as a fallen fruit or leaf, complete with brown bristle ‘stalk’ – a wonderful autumnal find.