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The Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth, found in Europe and western and central Asia. It has been introduced into New Zealand, Australia and North America to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths have a wingspan of 32-42 mm (1.3-1.7 in).

Cinnabar moths are day-flying insects. Like many other brightly coloured moths, it is poisonous.

( info Wikipedia)

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tarolPretty

tarol

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Beautiful colors!
Posted Mar 19, 2007 9:06 pm

AlpinistMagnificant!

Alpinist

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Great shot!
Posted Mar 19, 2007 10:02 pm

BazZRe: Magnificant!

BazZ

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Thanks. Just sit down and things happen. It was the first year I had a camara with a macro function on it. It's a new demension for me.
Posted Mar 19, 2007 10:35 pm

DeanNeat colors

Dean

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Gotta agree with both Sequoia and Alpinist in their comments. Terrific shot.
Posted Mar 22, 2007 6:44 pm

rdmcAwesome!

rdmc

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You have some incredible floral and macro pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
Posted Apr 5, 2007 9:20 pm

BazZRe: Awesome!

BazZ

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Thank you. More this summer.;)
Posted Apr 6, 2007 2:19 am

donhaller3Cinnabar Moth

donhaller3

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I think. Imported to eat tansy ragwort--the caterpillars do anyway.

Great pic as always.
Don
Posted Apr 25, 2007 1:53 pm

BazZRe: Cinnabar Moth

BazZ

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Yes it is a Cinnabar, I checked wikipedia, thanks. But it's in Europe not imported.
Posted Apr 27, 2007 4:52 pm

nartreblupine?

nartreb

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If you can remember the shape of the leaves, that'll seal the deal. Lupines have distinctive leaves - see the photos here:

http://www.florealpes.com/fiche_lupinusangustifolius.php#

Or see the Summitpost album devoted to lupine.

If the shape of the flowers reminds you a little bit of furze, it's because they're relatives (both legumes aka pea family)
Posted Apr 25, 2007 4:08 pm

BazZRe: lupine?

BazZ

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I can't see if it is. I can't remember the leaves neither. So I make it a Lupine. PS nice site that is. Thanks again
Posted Apr 28, 2007 4:21 pm

mrhRe: lupine?

mrh

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Without doing some investigation, I can't say for certain what it is, but I'm pretty sure its not a lupine. It is a great photo nontheless.
Posted May 8, 2007 4:19 pm

BazZRe: lupine?

BazZ

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I wasn't sure either. I'm gonna put some energie in finding out what it is then.
Thanks for noticing.
Posted May 8, 2007 4:22 pm

davorBeautiful

davor

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What to say, fantastic ...
Posted May 26, 2007 3:24 pm

BazZRe: Beautiful

BazZ

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Thanks Davor, I'm glad you like it
Posted May 26, 2007 3:51 pm

kakakiwGood macro

kakakiw

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I love a good macro, fun and challenging.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 8:56 am

BazZRe: Good macro

BazZ

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I love it also a lot. And indeed challenging, those little freinds move al the time.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 9:24 am

bobeckWhat beautiful

bobeck

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colors and composition!
Posted Jan 22, 2008 5:53 pm

gardenstuff1Plant ID

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Beautiful photo! The plant is not Salvia pratensis. It's an astragalus or oxytropis species.
Posted Jan 6, 2012 11:57 am

BazZRe: Plant ID

BazZ

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Thanks for your correction, I change the title.
Posted Jan 9, 2012 4:02 pm

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on Mar 18, 2007 8:54 pm

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