Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cinnabar moth (caterpillar)

I was hoping to find a Mullein moth caterpillar, which I'd seen a week or so ago on the Great Mullein, but it seems to have disappeared. 
Next to the Great Mullein by the pond is some ragwort and on it was this caterpillar, probably the only caterpillar I remember from my youth: that of the Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae. Possibly the organism with the most vowels in its specific title?
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