Unknown larva

Unknown larva

Observation - Unknown larva - UK and Ireland. Description: This definitely isn't the larva of a butterfly but I was wondering if maybe it's a moth larva of some kind? First of all I thought of Leopard Moth but I don't think that's accurate now (it should have been boring inside wood and not visible to me if that

This definitely isn't the larva of a butterfly but I was wondering if maybe it's a moth larva of some kind? First of all I thought of Leopard Moth but I don't think that's accurate now (it should have been boring inside wood and not visible to me if that was the case). Now I'm thinking that it might be a larva of one of the small ermine moths? The cocoon was attached to the top of the hedge which is a mixture of privet etc.