Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Caterpillar Hunt

cinnabar caterpillars on ragwort, Senecio jacobaea

This morning I went on a caterpillar hunt, looking specifically for caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth. I found plenty of ragwort where the moth lays her eggs, but had to search for a while before I discovered a few caterpillars :-)

cinnabar caterpillars on ragwort, Tyria jacobaeae

13 comments:

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Interesting little buggers....I would love to see what the butterflies look like :)

Christy said...

Very cool photos! I'm going to have to show my little boy, he loves caterpillars and butterflies.

Sharkbytes said...

Awesome caterpillar. I'm pretty sure we don't have that one here. It's very distinctive.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very unique and fantastic captures.

Gerardo said...

Nice! I never seen a caterpillar (around here) haha, especially in those type of colors. I wanna see one soon :(

arief said...

i dont like those pics, it's so nasty...

William K Wallace said...

I love the colours of those caterpillars...back home in Scotland I use to do a fair bit of wandering around in the countryside and I don't think I have ever came across caterpillars like that before.

Gypsy Lala said...

Pretty caterpillars!

Ratty said...

These are nice ones. It looks like you had a very successful hunt.

The Ancient Digger said...

Loving these shots. He's a colorful fellow isn't he!

Joy said...

That's a great capture! I don't think I've ever seen an orange caterpillar. And the flowers against the blue sky look pretty.

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Emm said...

Oh I LOVE caterpillars!! They are such cute little things and remind me of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. You photos are really quite exquisite.

Kloggers/Polly said...

I just love those caterpillars ... how lovely that you managed to capture a picture of them!

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