Cinnabar moth caterpillars

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Re: Cinnabar moth caterpillars

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Post by redman » August 13th, 2019, 3:43 pm

I could only see 2 or 3 caterpillars on this ragwort, but they have certainly munched there way through it !
not much left of it at all,

Cinnabar Caterpillars 1.JPG Cinnabar Caterpillars 2.JPG Cinnabar Caterpillars 3.JPG

and on another plant nearby, with just one caterpillar on it, all the leaves were gone and it was starting on the flowers !
Cinnabar Caterpillars 4.JPG

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Re: Cinnabar moth caterpillars

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Post by mal71 » August 14th, 2019, 9:36 am

to say what an amount of food they consume, its amazing they don't grow to be much larger than they do :o
even just 2 or 3 can soon strip a plant to nothing in a short time,

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