Friday, May 25, 2007

Cinnabar Moth

On recent walks in overgrown grassy areas I've been seeing Cinnabar Moths, the introduced insect brought here to kill the invasive introduced Ragwort plant. This strikingly patterned insect seems to be one of the few successfull introductions of creatures from other continents -- doing its job well, and not harmful to any native species.


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