A Cinnabar Moth larva in the meadow this afternoon

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Comment by Fo SAP on July 17, 2019 at 17:49

This striking caterpillar is part of the expanding park's diversity. Its main food host is the Ragwort (Senecio). The moth it becomes is just as striking with black and cinnabar red wings. It is a moth that flies in the daytime and, like many brightly coloured moths, is seldom eaten by predators.  No-one has yet posted the moth on this site, so have a look at it here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth

and post a photo if you see one in the park.

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