Scales and smaller beings


Oooh, I see I’ve not posted here since the end of May, for which misdeed many apologies.  With this mixed bag of photos I’m going to owe someone another apology as it involves a dead slow worm and a large caterpillar, so please take that as a heads up notice 🙂

Slow-worm, plant and caterpillar

Some weeks ago we came across this poor cat-mauled specimen in the roadway.  We knew we had slow-worms around and about in the undergrowth along with the toads, frogs and sand lizards but, despite the “worm’s” name it’s a legless lizard I think.

Having got scales on the brain from one set of photos, the Crocosmiajust coming into bud next to the slow worm struck me as looking similar in many ways, and the third set of photos is of today’s find of an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar – such a large chappy.

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