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melanie 568melanie 568 LeicestershirePosts: 48
Good afternoon, 

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

Thank you! 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,935
    Cinnabar moth
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,418
    I always want to call it the cinnamon  moth 🤣 nearly right
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 847
    Small stripey caterpillars. When I was a child we used to race them. 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 27,255
    The larvae feed on ragwort whch makes it very useful.
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