Scarlet Tigers

The Butts Piece Scarlet Tiger Moth colony produced a good crop of caterpillars in April, and as expected the adults are starting to appear:
Scarlet tiger

Here’s a graph showing the emergence of larvae and adults over the last few years: it’s not altogether scientific as my observations are weekly at best, but it certainly shows the impact of last year’s cold spring. This year’s rain does not seem to have affected the timing.

Scarlet tigers at Butts Piece

 

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3 Responses to “Scarlet Tigers”

  1. Loving the scientific interpretation, some true dedication there.

    Keep blogging.

    Tony Powell

  2. […] been keeping an eye on the local scarlet tiger moth colony for a few years now, and last year I collated the dates that the larvae and adults emerged. Except for the very cold spring of 2013 […]

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