TF4988 : Cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort

taken 10 years ago, near to Theddlethorpe st Helen, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort
Cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort
In the dunes at the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes Nature Reserve LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
The Moth LinkExternal link lays eggs on ragwort leaves which are rich in alkaloid poisons. The caterpillars store the poison as they eat the leaves, which is passed on through to chrysalis and finally to butterfly. Predators such as birds soon learn not to eat them!
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2007   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 June, 2007
Category
Insects > Insects   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 490 882 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.2104N 0:14.3646E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 490 882
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