Naturally, I too had to take a look. And these kids were spot on, it was cute and cool, and worth taking out my iPhone for. I did run in for my camera, but this sucker was quick and on a mission... away from me and the ground. So, iPhone photos will have to do for this little dude...
|I introduce you to the sycamore tussock moth caterpillar. Normally found on sycamore and related species, this silly guy opted for the light post next to the London lane tree, probably what it would prefer to be on, since that is what it feeds on.|
|"Oh hey there!"|
|Good luck lil' guy! Apparently there are two broods of these moths... caterpillars in late spring early summer that go on to become moths and breed, then their brood, comes around in mid to late summer and over winter in their cocoon.|