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Stripes Are Definitely in This Year!!


Stripes Are Definitely in This Year!!

I don't know what this catterpillar is but I'm sure someome will know. He does have stunning colour though!! And he's had a good meal!



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good photo

10 Jul, 2009

 

My dogs haven't found any of these in the seeds you sent me..... yet...

10 Jul, 2009

 

not seen one like this paul, lovely

10 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks, everyone. I thought he looked a bit different but will probably turn out to be very common!!!
They are well disguised, Tt. Just wait till the plants flower, these little chaps will jump out and eat them all!

10 Jul, 2009

 

Paul try reading your priveat message s too lol

10 Jul, 2009

 

Hasn't anyone told him that horizontal stripes make you look fatter? Not a very fashion conscious catterpillar :)

10 Jul, 2009

 

Lol. Gee...
I'm keeping my camera ready in case any of these fashion disaster caterpillars pop out of Paul's flowers. :o(

11 Jul, 2009

 

Its a beauty whatever it is...lol

11 Jul, 2009

 

This is the Cinnabar moth caterpillar I think (red and black) much more fashionable lol.

11 Jul, 2009

 

I've just read about the Cinnabar moth. It lays eggs on ragwort leaves which are rich in alkaloid poisons. As they eat the leaves, the caterpillars store the poison, which is passed on through to the chrysalis and then to the butterfly.

Predators such as birds soon learn not to eat them !

11 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Aster, very knowledgable!
I still like the yellow and black tho !!! I think he's a Wolverhampton Wanderers suppporter!

11 Jul, 2009

 

It's incredible how nature works. And even more incredible how they find the right plants to feed from!

11 Jul, 2009

 

At least predators get a warning with those colours.Same with many species poisonous to others ie wasps and some frogs are black and yellow for the same reason :)

11 Jul, 2009

 

Paul...my dogs are still on full alert in case you sent me any of these bugs....
If the caterpillars are very old, they might be supporting Watford FC. Lol.

11 Jul, 2009

 

No, only Elton John supports Watford!

11 Jul, 2009

 

I guess this bug won't change into a hornet... Lol.

11 Jul, 2009

 

Paul read your new private message I sent you and dont forget send your address too.LOL Your thinking head you need to put on :)

11 Jul, 2009

 

Very quick Tt. I've put my thinking head on now Morgana, for what it's worth and replied1 I think I now need a nice cup of tea and slice of cake with Aunt Sally after all this confusion!!!!!

11 Jul, 2009

 

lol Paul are you not going to share your cake with Julie too tut tut.poor Julie dont forget to leave your address then.

11 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks for that TT..well done
Great Photo Paul

11 Jul, 2009



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