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Emperor Moth - Saturnia Pavonia (Caterpillar)

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 9 May 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The caterpillar is black and orange at first, later becoming green with black rings and yellow,red & white spots. The commonest food plant is heather but feeds on a huge range of other plants.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/500 second F/3.6 ISO 100 141 mm (35mm equiv.)

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/500 second
F/3.6
ISO 100
141 mm (35mm equiv.)

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