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Cinnabar moth caterpillar

Tyria jacobaeae

Description:

Attractive yellow/orange and black caterpillar of the cinnabar moth.

Habitat:

Temperate meadows, grasslands etc

Notes:

The caterpillar eats toxic plant material. It stores the toxins within the body making it taste unpleasant. This helps it avoid predation.

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2 Comments

Doryreed
Doryreed 10 years ago

Ha ha! Very true. I will add them now. :)

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Thanks! I know you have some more...
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8574...

Doryreed
Spotted by
Doryreed

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jul 30, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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