This caterpillar was on my silver curtain in my living room next to the back door. I am not sure how it got there. I live in south east england. I have spent the whole evening trying to identify it but I cannot find it anywhere. It is black with a spur on its back and yellow stripe down the middle of it. It has a row of red spots down either side and also a faint white line below the red dots on either side.
Does anyone have any idea what kind of caterpillar it is and also what it eats so I could put it back in the right place?
Hi there I'm pretty sure this is a grey dagger moth caterpillar
Have a check here or google search some images to see if you agree
yes, this looks like the one! thankyou!
This is the caterpillar of the Grey Dagger moth, Acronicta psi. They feed on a variety of garden trees and shrubs including Hawthorn, Birch and Rose but it has probably finished feeding now and will be looking for a suitable place to pupate (in the soil I believe).
See info here on UK Moths: http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=1868