This is an Emperor Moth caterpillar feeding on Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Emperor Moth caterpillars also feed on Heathers, Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Bramble (Rubus fruiticosus), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), sallows (Salix spp.) and birches (Betula spp.).

Emperor Moth caterpillar, Emperor Moth, Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), caterpillars, Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Bramble (Rubus fruiticosus), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), sallows (Salix spp.), birches (Betula spp.), sustainable gardening, sustainable living, wildlife gardening, wildlife garden, gardening advice, caterpillar food plants, moths, butterflies and moths, gardening for butterflies and moths, nature gardening,