Whilst on a walk just today, I stumbled upon this sizeable caterpillar crossing the road. By sizeable , I mean about 3 or 4 inches long, which I find a somewhat incredible size for a British Catapillar. If anyone who watches the below video can tell me what it is, i'd be very grateful! it was found in rural Lincolnshire, uk.
This is a Drinker Moth Caterpillar, usually found in the Southern half of Britain, they can be found along woodland edges parks and gardens, the adults are on the wing during July/ August time. The caterpillars are supposed to be partial to drinking from dew drops or rain drops wether this is true or not I'm not sure.The Caterpillars will feed on grasses and other low lying plants. Hope this helps
Thank you very much for your response. Looking online, it does look a lot like a drinker moth caterpillar. However, i'm still curious as to whether they reach such a large size normally, it does seem like rather an unnatural size for a specimen.