Thursday, 2 June 2011

gardening info-daytime moth

One of the most dazzling daytime moths the Cinnabar moth.The main food for the caterpillar is Ragwort,the toxins in the leaves do not harm the caterpillar but protect them making the caterpillars toxic.Very few caterpillars survive to the pupae stage as they completely consume the food source before reaching maturity,resulting in cannibalistic behaviour

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