Puss Moth Caterpillar
I am breeding these at the moment - have a Sallow tree enclosed in a large net cage and they look amazing!!
Named after the cat-like appearance of the adult moth, this species is fairly common throughout most of Britain.
The amazing caterpillar feeds on aspen as well as poplar and willow. When disturbed, it raises its head and waves the twin tails, which have pinkish extendable flagellae.
The adult flies from May to July, and frequently comes to light.