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Cinnabar moth caterpillar

Tyria jacobaeae


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


Temperate meadows, grasslands etc


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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Doryreed 7 years ago

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

bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks! I know you have some more...

England, United Kingdom

Lat: 54.83, Long: -1.50

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

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