A nest of peacock butterfly caterpillars found in the park by Isabelle Newblé, aged 9, and photographed by her mother, Julie. Well done both of you!

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seem one of these caterpillars before, they are such a strong colour!

    1. Their whole larval lives are spent in the nettle bed – this is why you don’t see them. They are very dark and non-shiny and they have white spots that become more visible as they get bigger.

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