Friday, 1 June 2012

Cinnabar Moth

This is the beautiful Cinnabar Moth Tyria Jacobaeae - so striking and so different from the yellow and black caterpillars seen previously.
This website gives some interesting information on them.
There is no problem having these on the plot as the caterpillars live on ragwort - a weed which is abundant at Marsh Lane allotment site.

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