Narrow-bordered 5-spot Burnet Moth Caterpillar Zygaena lonicerae

Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
The caterpillars of the Five-spot and Six-spot Burnet Moths look similar but that of the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Moth (above) has visibly much longer hairs.
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
The eggs hatched in late summer/early autumn and the tiny caterpillar over-wintered; some overwinter twice before they have eaten enough to pupate on a grass stem in early summer.
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Caterpillar spinning its silken cocoon on a grass stem
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Pupating in the silk cocoon
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
The cocoon becomes papery as it ages, concealing the chrysalis inside
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
Narrow-bordered Five Spot Burnet Caterpillar
The adult moth has emerged from the chrysalis and cocoon (June in UK), leaving the exuvia (remains of chrysalis) on the cocoon.