Self-Care, Caterpillar and Another Gall

01 Sep

Very timely advice came in today from Action for Happiness:

We are completely redoing our walled border outside the kitchen and while clearing away the the thuggish Clematis, Bill Mackenzie, found this furry caterpillar scuttling around on stems near the ground. We think it may be a Buff Ermine but it’s not easy to identify.

A fellow blogger kindly helped to identify the rather attractive Artichoke Gall on our beautiful and nearby Oak Tree a few days ago. This one, somewhat uglier,  has been identified as a Knapper Gall by our Son-out-law who visited last Friday.

Here they are together.


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2 responses to “Self-Care, Caterpillar and Another Gall

  1. commonprose

    September 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Yes, that’s a nasty-looking gall. Good capture of the caterpillar!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      September 3, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Ugly beast isn’t it but the wasp inside has a very odd life cycle explained to me by T but which I can’t remember for the life of me! 🙂



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