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Post by freebird on 6th June 2019, 10:41 am

Not sure this really needed a thread of its own but couldn't find anywhere appropriate. Found this beauty in the garden a few minutes ago - a cinnabar moth, apparently quite common, but new to me and my garden.

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Post by Ploshkin on 6th June 2019, 9:22 pm

What a great picture. I've seen one a couple of times, they are really striking. I often look closely at moths and although most aren't brightly coloured they have the most beautiful and intricate markings.
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Post by Dandelion on 7th June 2019, 8:51 am

I sasw them for the first time up on the Cotswolds, near to where my parents live. Ithink they live on Ragwort if my memory serves me correctly.


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Post by Ploshkin on 7th June 2019, 9:12 am

Ah, that would be why I've seen them Dandelion. We don't have a ragwort problem but we do have a bit of it on ungrazed bits.
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Post by FloBear on 8th June 2019, 6:00 pm

Gorgeous, freebird.
Last year, I think it was, I saw Ragwort heaving with stripy caterpillars on one of my dog walks. Haven't seen one of the moths for ages, though.
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