Gates and Caterpillars

Caterpillars sometimes choose the most unusual places to pupate, this little fella is preparing to overwinter as a pupa on one of our gates. It is the caterpillar of the Grey Dagger moth, a vibrant coloured caterpillar with the striking hump just before the head. Due to the angle of the gate, this is the best viewpoint of which to take a photo so the hump is not clearly seen im afraid. This is one of those moments that I wish I had a macro lens and a bendy back!