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Keith Burton
Cinnabar moth caterpillar


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Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar on Ragwort

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar on Ragwort
This caterpillar will grow into one of these beautiful moths: butterfly-conservation.org/moths/cinnabar

Jean Paul Capdeville, appo-fam, Peter G, trester88 and 35 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
 MaggsMep
MaggsMep club
This caterpillar certainly has an acute appreciation of colour coordination.
Well spotted and impeccable focus Keith!
Stay well.
5 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Like the colors very much, Keith ! Another fine close-up !
5 months ago.
 Wilfried
Wilfried club
Super Aufnahme Keith
5 months ago.
 ©UdoSm
©UdoSm club
Hallo Keith, your photo is so excellent, because very often you only see the butterfly. Very rarely you can see the stage in front of it - like here the caterpillar....
5 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Mooi Keith kleuren zijn klasse
5 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful colours and details; great use of bokeh.
5 months ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
Great shot. Do you see a large number of these on Ragwort?
We saw many Ragwort plants on this morning's walk but not one of the caterpilars of them when expecting hundreds.
5 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Colin Ashcroft club
Normally the Ragwort is crawling with them, but this year I've seen very few, although to be honest I've not exactly been out looking for them.
5 months ago.
 Annaig56
Annaig56 club
ca roule, ca roule le chenille
5 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
You have taken the aechtypal photo of a cinnabar moth
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth#/media/File:Tyria_jacobaeae_qtl1.jpg
The adult bears no resemblance to the caterpillar. I used to see many of these moths in Norway, but I rarely see them here. Nice one, Keith
5 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
Thank you Amelia..........I'm pleased you like it. Thanks for the link as well...........it's amazingly similar to my shot.
5 months ago.
 Patrick Brandy
Patrick Brandy club
Belle photo
5 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Wow tack sharp with great detail and superb colours in a lovely close up Keith,
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
Good work Keith as Roger says Tack sharp and good colour. A good weekend for you take care.
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
La perfection même, bravo !++++++
5 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
belle macro et jolie harmonie dans les jaunes
5 months ago.
 Berny
Berny club
wonderful macro!
5 months ago.
 Jean-louis Thiaudiere
Jean-louis Thiaudier… club
Top*********
5 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thank you for the link Keith. Yes that is a beautiful moth!
A terrific shot with such wonderful detail and sharpness on the caterpillar, which itself is quite pretty!
5 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Sharp and stunning!
5 months ago.
 Alain P
Alain P club
Elle grimpe au ciel avant de s'envoler .............................................
5 months ago.
 Xata
Xata club
Matching the yellow flower...
5 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Thank you all very much for dropping in and leaving comments and/or yellow stars.
5 months ago.
 Andrea Ertl
Andrea Ertl club
Sehr schön.
5 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Andrea Ertl club
Thank you very much Andrea!
5 months ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
how harmonious !
5 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Christel Ehretsmann club
Thank you Christel.............those caterpillars certainly know how to match colours!
5 months ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Eine sehr schöne Raupe mit den Warnfarben gelb und schwarz.
Eine tolle Entdeckung und ausgezeichnete Präsentation!
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to trester88 club
Thank you kind sir..............much appreciated :-)
5 months ago.
 Peter G
Peter G club
Beautiful and harmonious blend of colors bring the flower and caterpillar to life in summer.
5 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Peter G club
Thanks very much Peter.............glad you like it!
5 months ago.

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