Black Caterpillar jamieharrop2012-08-08T16:49:00+01:00August 8th, 2012|0 Comments I found this crawling up Jackson Hill this afternoon. Surprisingly, although I didn’t know, the first web image I decided to look up tells me it is Small Tortoiseshell. Anybody know different? No Comments Bruce August 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm - Reply Hi NigelI think its a Peacock Anonymous August 9, 2012 at 8:43 am - Reply I agree now I investigated further. The web pic I looked at showed a cluster of two larva species and I picked the wrong one.Thanks Steve Blacksmith August 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm - Reply I understand that when a caterpillar starts wandering away from its food-plant like this, it's looking for somewhere to pupate.If you keep them, they will do this in captivity, than all you have to do is wait for the adult to emerge, which you can then release. Lesley Lomas is explaining all this to us next Tuesday evening. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.