caterpillars on hornbeam

caterpillars on hornbeam

Observation - caterpillars on hornbeam. Description: A group of 4 fairly large caterpillars found on the underside of a leaf in our hornbeam hedge. First noticed them because they had defoliated a whole branch. I picked the leaf with them on, photographed them and them put them at the end of the garden in a

A group of 4 fairly large caterpillars found on the underside of a leaf in our hornbeam hedge. First noticed them because they had defoliated a whole branch. I picked the leaf with them on, photographed them and them put them at the end of the garden in a hazel tree (having decided they were probably Buff Tip Moth caterpillar, which eat a wide range of tree leaves. The hornbeam hedge is young and I didn't want them eating any more of that!