Friday, 24 June 2011

Scarlet tiger moth

Spoted these spectacular moths in the garden this morning; scarlet tiger moths, stunning colouration on them. They are a day flying moth, and the caterpillers feed on comfrey - I have a big stand behind the wooden greenhouse, so there's another beneficial use for comfrey in the garden!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Aren't they stunning! I've planted some comfrey for the first time this year- perhaps I might be lucky and get one too. Here's hoping!!