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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2006
1:18 AM

Post #2568607

This little guy and ALL of his cousins have moved into my garden. They seem to like this particular weed more than the vegetables at this time, but I need to know if they are good guys or a bad guys.

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kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



July 31, 2006
1:29 AM

Post #2568648

That looks to me like the caterpillar of the Cinnabar Moth Tyria jacobaeae in the Arctiidae. http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pheronet/ins/tyriajacob.html
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=3683
which love to feed on Ragwort Senecio jacobaea and other members of the Senecio genus
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2006
3:36 AM

Post #2569220

Thanks, now I know what those moths are that we saw at the beginning of the summer.
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



July 31, 2006
4:31 AM

Post #2569407

You might like to add your images to the Bug Files. I have just created an entry for the Cinnabar Moth at http://davesgarden.com/bf/go/240/

Ken

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