Following on from the caterpillars on the ragwort, I thought it might be fun to see what they eventually turn into. If you are like me, you probably think of moths as nondescript little brown insects. The lepidopterists equivalent of the birdwatchers ‘little brown jobs” However there are hundreds of moth which are pretty exotic and the cinnabar is certainly one of them.
Cinnabar is another word for the colour vermillion and the moth is certainly dramatic …. Fantastic isn’t it?
Picture from here