Kailworm — Animals in Scots #5

Hi all 😁 Today’s feature of Animals in Scots is this wee beastie — Kailworm (Caterpillar). The kailworm has other names in Scots: caterpeelar, hairy oobit (hairy ones), hairy worm, grannie; a large hairy caterpillar is a hairy grannie.

The one featured below is a green kailworm (of the cabbage butterfly).

Green Kailworm by Jez Braithwaite
Green Kailworm

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

Hae a guid day 😁

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