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melanie 568melanie 568 LeicestershirePosts: 57
Good afternoon, 

I've just seen this butterfly in a park. Can anyone tell me what it's called? 

Thank you! 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,461
    Cinnabar moth
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,625
    I always want to call it the cinnamon  moth 🤣 nearly right
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Small stripey caterpillars. When I was a child we used to race them. 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,471
    The larvae feed on ragwort whch makes it very useful.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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