saw this on the jasione yesterday, never seen one before, anyone have any ideas?
CLOSED: unknown butterfly thing
Oh yeeees! Easier to see in this shot Lilith, than the photo forum one. Didn't realise it was here too.
It IS a six spot burnet - day flying moth with a fondness for knapweed, scabious and, apparently, jasione
never seen one before, are they common? is it poisonous or something, as it's so brightly coloured
Yes, i think they're pretty common. I don't know whether they're poisonous or not. They certainly wear the right uniform LOL
it's so nice that since i've planted these new plants in my garden that lots of other insects come to visit. i'll be on the lookout for new beasties now :D
Yes, another fascinating hobby to keep you out of mischief Lilith ;)
It reminds me of the cinnabar moth, imported to control the tansy ragwart.
Yes, they're similar colouring but different markings tigrelily. I just love the caterpillars of the cinnabar in their striped black and yellow football (not sure if they play soccer or rugger) jerseys :)