Caterpillars of the Cinnabar Moth on Ragwort.

By Badgerfred
Captured on a walk along the River Rhymney.

Tags: Natural history Wildlife and nature IMGP5641 FJE922

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
31 Jul 2013 12:08AM
Nice colour and detail in this fine image Fred!! Good work again!!

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31 Jul 2013 12:16AM
Great shot, just how I remember them when I was a child. Millions of them!! detail is good too!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
31 Jul 2013 12:20AM
cat in the hat caterpillars, wonderful!
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:31AM
Beautiful green huse and lighting.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 12:39AM
There won't be much ragwort left once that lot have had their fill, Fred: a great find, beautifully captured in good detail and bright but accurate colour.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
31 Jul 2013 2:18AM
Oh, Oh, trouble going to happen. Great shot though.......Sandy
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 3:22AM
Super shot of these caterpillars doing a fine job of demolishing this poisonous weed.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
31 Jul 2013 4:31AM

Quote:Super shot of these caterpillars doing a fine job of demolishing this poisonous weed.

I agree with LynneJoyce's wisdom Smile Excellent photo Fred !!
Ayoob 5 Australia
31 Jul 2013 5:16AM
Excellent shot with beautiful colours and details.....Grin
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
31 Jul 2013 5:16AM
Good riddance to the ragwort, Fred Smile A super capture. Carol
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 5:32AM
What a collection! Absorbing image! A bucket of caterpillas! Grin
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
31 Jul 2013 6:05AM
EEEEK what a creepy image...well captured but cannot look at it for longBlush
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
31 Jul 2013 7:14AM
This is particularly well recorded Fred.

31 Jul 2013 7:20AM
Great image tho'
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:33AM
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:42AM
They seem to be somewhat like London Cabs...

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Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
31 Jul 2013 8:55AM
Great army of them Fred.!! These are superb.GrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:04AM
Wow! Millions of them! Super shot Fred. Think you have all the caterpillars and we have all the slugs! Smile

31 Jul 2013 10:09AM
Somtimes known as Wort Maggots in a football jersey
Nice one Fred
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
31 Jul 2013 10:43AM
That is horrible Fred I have never seen so many in one place..
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
31 Jul 2013 10:54AM
Bright and Beautiful imageSmile
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:11AM
Great image,

PattiW 11 24 2 United States
31 Jul 2013 12:21PM
A mass of beautiful butterflies in the future! PattiSmileSmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:38PM
A splendid colourful shot
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 2:30PM
Just splendid colours again Fred !!
Super shot.
31 Jul 2013 5:09PM
Hello, I saw lots and lots of this today but not one of those caterpillars! what a pity they look like fun, I'm not to sure about insects but i like flowers, I think that is a very nice photo, Camellia,Grin
Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:37PM
Wow Fred, do you like a few flowers with your caterpillars.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:18PM
Amazing I have never seen so many in one place before
31 Jul 2013 9:09PM
Stunning colour and detail Fred
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
31 Jul 2013 9:30PM
What an incredible sight, I bet it kept you busy for a while counting them all!Wink
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:38PM
That is really incredible Fred
that sure is one way to get loads of the critters in the shot
bet no one has ever had as many!
31 Jul 2013 11:10PM
Really striking Fred!
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:18PM
Superb shot Fred, fabulous colours and excellent detail

1 Aug 2013 12:07AM
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 8:18PM
It's good to see so many of them, and to know that ragwort will win through despite man's determination to eliminate it.

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