Hi, I found this on a tree in WAREHAM ENGLAND and just wondered what larvae it was. Cheers
This had us very puzzled, but then we found it: Stauropus fagi, the Lobster Moth, named because of the crustacean-like caterpillar. It is relatively rare and feeds on the leaves of beech and oak as well as other trees. We are thrilled to have your awesome photograph for our archive. This is easily the craziest looking caterpillar we have ever seen.