TM4599 : Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) caterpillars

taken 1 year ago, near to St Olaves, Norfolk, Great Britain

Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) caterpillars
Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) caterpillars
Cinnabar moths are one of the most frequently seen day-flying moths in the UK. Their black and yellow banded caterpillars are known to feed mainly on ragwort. The toxins they ingest from this plant make them extremely distasteful, and their bright colours act as an additional warning for predators to steer clear. The two specimens depicted here are feeding on the leaves of Hoary cress > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4571 9966 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.3589N 1:37.3157E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4569 9966
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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