Caterpillars, Jesus Green, Cambridge

In early June 2013, some caterpillars invaded Jesus Green. Possibly bird cherry ermine moth caterpillars.

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Trees looking white in early summer.

White on the ground around the trunk too.

Base of trunk.

Base of trunk (closer).

A pair of caterpillars on the trunk.

Caterpillars on a twig.

Twigs covered in white silk.

Caterpillars feeding.

More caterpillars feeding.

Yet more caterpillars feeding.

Caterpillars hanging around.

Tree with leaves on right, bare on left.

The full row of about a dozen infested trees.

Healthy leaves.

All photographs copyright MJ Rutter.