Having always assumed that Moths were nocturnal I was pleasantly surprised to find this little beauty fluttering around the Euphorbias yesterday. I haven't been a fan of Moths for a while now but this could swing it for me in their favour.
This is a Cinnabar Moth and whilst common, it's the first time I have ever seen one.
|The photo gives the impression the Moth is superimposed onto it|
Cinnabar is a mineral that used to be crushed and used in the manufacturing of paint to make the brilliant red colour Vermillion - hence the name.