Cinnabar Moth

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.


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