Spiny caterpillar

Spiny caterpillar

Observation - Spiny caterpillar - UK and Ireland. Description: Caterpillar approx 3cm in this position, hanging upside down (to pupate?) with its head facing towards the back at lower left. White spines along length of back/sides with white markings on 5 body segments and at rear end. Spines orange/yellow towards hea

Caterpillar approx 3cm in this position, hanging upside down (to pupate?) with its head facing towards the back at lower left. White spines along length of back/sides with white markings on 5 body segments and at rear end. Spines orange/yellow towards head end. Ruddy brown markings along sides. Finer stripes around body segments. Spiracles appear to be outlined. Head apparently similar colour to body.