Monday, 3 August 2009

cinnabar pupae


Hi, these are apparently cinnabar pupae, taken from an article about this moth in New Zealand where they were introduced to control ragwort! Noticed a few caterpillars round near my house recently, thought he ragwort appears to be doing pretty well nonetheless!

3 comments:

brian leecy said...

Hi Andy,keep them records of cinnabars,as they are really down again this year.all the best Bri.

Andy Greaves said...

Will do Brian, there have been a few cats down here along the canal bank (near the Navigation Pub, council tip etc)and I think Andy C said he's seen a few up his way. Seems a long time since there was a really good Cinnabar year.

Marie said...

I have them in my garden and a load of ragwort that I've chopped up. I also have 5 cinnabar caterpillars that are close to making a cocoon in a tank. They lurve that ragwort haha.