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This is a Cinnabar moth, newly emerged from its cocoon. When I look out of my door, I look for the little things. Nature is my neighbourhood. I overwintered twelve Cinnabar moths that I’d nurtured from caterpillars. Eleven emerged safely. The twelfth, unfortunately, hatched a parasitic wasp.

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1 year ago

This is an incredible picture, Carrie. The moth must be tiny, considering the size of the leaf underneath. His vivid colors are so artistic! Nature is the best of all neighborhoods. Thank you for sharing this treasure.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

It’s the wings that stand out Carrie, so beautiful, and large.

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
1 year ago

Love our cinnabar moths! We get a lot of the caterpillars round here once the ragwort starts growing in! The boys love them!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

This was amazing, Carrie. Cinnabar moth’s color is very stunning. I love nature too. It will always be my neighborhood.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

I have to admit that I usually don’t give moths as much thought as butterflies. However, you have taught me that there is a whole other world next to it. The world of moths seem to cover a huge and varied art collection.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

The red on it really stands out against the grey. It is a beautiful creature. It is so nice to hear that nature is your neighbourhood.

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