CATERPILLAR NEST IN BLACKTHORN BUSH

CATERPILLAR NEST IN BLACKTHORN BUSH

Observation - CATERPILLAR NEST IN BLACKTHORN BUSH - UK and Ireland. Description: A nest made of web, about two and a half inches in length, suspended in a blackthorn bush in a mixed hedgerow, plump and packed full with tiny caterpillars (?) some of which were coming onto the outside. The close up picture will do better at describing t

A nest made of web, about two and a half inches in length, suspended in a blackthorn bush in a mixed hedgerow, plump and packed full with tiny caterpillars (?) some of which were coming onto the outside. The close up picture will do better at describing them than I can.

In the autumn, I saw similar (though larger) structures in hawthorn bushes.