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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 890
 Date Entered 13/08/2015
 Updated on 13/08/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Fauna
 Record Type Fauna HER
 SWAAG Site Preston Moor
 Record Date 12/08/2015
 Location Cobscar Rake
 Civil Parish Redmire
 Brit. National Grid SE 051 930
 Altitude 350m
 Geology Lead mining zone in Main Limestone
 Record Name Cinnabar Moth caterpillar feeding on ragwort leaf
 Record Description This lone caterpillar is usually seen in great numbers devouring the leaves of the ragwort and has been used to control this unwanted weed in pasture. The caterpillar is a prime example of warning colouration. But where are its brothers and sisters? Perhaps not always successful and this, the last one on this leaf may feel rather NERVOUS. Enough of this, Ed.
 Additional Notes Reference: Michael Chinery, 2004. Collins complete guide to British Insects.
 Image 1 ID 6419         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar on ragwort leaf. Classic example of warning colouration.
 Image 2 ID 6420         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description 
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