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moth 1 week 5 days ago #3521797

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cinnabar moth, I had never seen one these little beauties before but one paid a visit to my garden during the summer and left a lot of Caterpillars behind, the moth and caterpillars are both so beautiful.





Scientific name: Tyria jacobaeae. These pretty black and red moths are often confused for butterflies! Their black and yellow caterpillars are a common sight on ragwort plants. The caterpillar's bright colours warn predators not to eat them, giving a strong signal that they are poisonous!
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Caz58 wrote: cinnabar moth, I had never seen one these little beauties before but one paid a visit to my garden during the summer and left a lot of Caterpillars behind, the moth and caterpillars are both so beautiful.





Scientific name: Tyria jacobaeae. These pretty black and red moths are often confused for butterflies! Their black and yellow caterpillars are a common sight on ragwort plants. The caterpillar's bright colours warn predators not to eat them, giving a strong signal that they are poisonous!







I have never seen anything like this before
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me neither, but since letting my garden go wild I've had all sorts in the garden, including deer :)
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I have never seen this species of butterfly in an English garden, either - both the butterfly and caterpillars are very pretty and colourful.
How lovely to find them in your garden.
Great photos - you have captured them so well.
Step by step, one goes a long way.

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Thank you Eira but it's a moth not a butterfly and what a beautiful moth it is :) the caterpillars are just as beautiful :)
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Caz58 wrote: Thank you Eira but it's a moth not a butterfly and what a beautiful moth it is :) the caterpillars are just as beautiful :)


Yes, sorry, I did read your comments about it being a moth but my brain must have refused to take it in! - probably because I rarely see such colourful moths.
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lol I also thought it was a butterfly, had to look it up online as I've never seen one in the garden before and was surprised to find it's a moth! I think it SHOULD be a butterfly.. don't you :)
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Great pics. Mother Nature is something eh?
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she is indeed WWWoody :)

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