Garden Carpet Moth Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Carpet moth no bar
Garden Carpet moth mid bar
Garden Carpet moth full bar
Garden Carpet Moth -- the presence and intensity of the middle bar varies from almost no bar (left above/below) to a slight/medium bar (centre above/below) to a full bar (right above).
Garden Carpet moth
Garden Carpet moth
Garden Carpet moth
Wingspan 18-27mm; UK flight time Apr-Oct.
GARDEN CARPET MOTH CATERPILLAR
Garden Carpet moth caterpillar
Garden Carpet moth caterpillar
Garden Carpet moth caterpillar
The Garden Carpet caterpillar is brown with a patterned back and plain light sides. It has claspers and legs at the back plus front legs and walks by looping its back then stretching (a "looper").
Garden Carpet moth caterpillar
Garden Carpet moth caterpillar
Garden Carpet moth caterpillar
Garden Carpet moth caterpillar
When startled, the Garden Carpet caterpillar stays straight and motionless imitating a twig.
GARDEN CARPET MOTH PUPA
Garden Carpet moth pupa Garden Carpet Moth pupa