Monthly Archives - May 2019

Raising caterpillars and other larvae

Category: Blog

As you know from previous blogs, I love wildlife ( especially insects) and one of my favourite things to do in the spring and summer is to raise caterpillars and sometimes other larvae (baby insects). In 2018 I raised the caterpillars of a comma butterfly, a Red admiral butterfly, a Small tortoiseshell butterfly and a Buff ermine moth. All of these were successful and they also all fed on stinging nettles! This year in May 2019, I have a common...