The Cinnabar Moth Catterpillar at The Grange CL Conservation Area

This is a good year for the Cinnabar Moth caterpillar at ‘The Grange CL’ conservation area. Many of the Ragwort plants that the catterpillers survive on have eggs ready to hatch or catterpillars feeding on the plant.

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The Cinnabar Moth & Ragwort at 'The Grange CL' Conservation Area

Whilst walking around ‘The Grange CL’ conservation area on the 14th July 2014 observing the many different species of butterflies present, I was fortunate to see this Cinnabar moth (Tyria Jacobaeae) hiding under a leaf about 15cm above the ground.

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