Friday, April 27, 2012

Magpie moth

Today's little beauty is a 'Magpie Moth'.
It is in the Arctiidae family, (Tiger Moths)
It's wings are a dark brown, with a white patterned band accross.
Their abdomens have black and orange rings, the typical Tiger Moth's warning colour pattern.

I hope you enjoyed today's post.

Sandi x
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Wanderer

Don't you love this stripey caterpillar?
I found a bunch of them on a cotton bush growing by the local roadside recently.
The caterpillar will eventually turn into the 'wanderer' or 'monarch' butterfly.

 This is what the cotton bush (food source) looks like. Children often play with the seed pods.
So keep your eyes out, you may just see a wanderer fly past.....
Cheerio for now,
Sandi x

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Slippery Little Sucker

Sometimes when we get lots of wet weather, you may find these guys lurking around......

coming to suck your blood.......

Sandi x
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