First cinnabar moth of the year!
These are our favourites! They’re day moths with brilliant red and black wings. They look brighter when flying- more red than black.
The caterpillars are crazy black and yellow striped critters which eat ragwort- it looks amazing when there are dozens on one plant- we’re hoping there may be a bit of ragwort are the orchard (we haven’t seen any...) so we’ll get to see the caterpillars in a few weeks’ time.