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Cinnabar moth

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Post by mary » May 15th, 2019, 4:03 pm

plenty of these bright coloured little beauties among the grass today :D
there is some interesting info about them here including the catepillars turning cannibalistic if food is short :o

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Post by fungio » May 16th, 2019, 4:00 pm

lots of them about in a long grassy clearing at the edge of the wood today,
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some only just emerged by the look of these, as their wings had not yet fully expanded and dried,
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Post by mary » May 17th, 2019, 1:02 pm

by the look of all those moths, we should be seeing plenty of those black and yellow caterpillars on the ragwort this year :)
they very few and far between last year in my area but it looks like some of them survived to become moths :(

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