Pat’s colourful caterpillar found in her garden in Whissendine is identified

This little caterpillar, which was found in reader Pat Lake's garden in Whissendine, has been identified as a sycamore moth caterpillar
This little caterpillar, which was found in reader Pat Lake's garden in Whissendine, has been identified as a sycamore moth caterpillar

A BRIGHT and colourful looking caterpillar, which was found in a garden in Whissendine, has been identified as a sycamore moth caterpillar.

Reader Pat Lake, of Harborough Close, contacted us when she came across the creature on a lead in her back garden.

Following an appeal to find out what it was in last week’s paper, readers Paul Rudkin and Sarah Francis e-mailed us to say it was a sycamore moth caterpillar.

The sycamore is a moth of the noctuidae family and is found throughout Europe and Morocco, as well as the Middle East and west Asia.

If you’ve spotted any unusual looking creatures in your garden, e-mail reporter Aaron Frank, aaron.frank@jpress.co.uk