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Cinnabar moth caterpillar Tyria jacobaeae HD video

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Description
Two clips (close ups) of cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort Senecio jacobaea:

1. 20 seconds, cinnabar moth caterpillar stretched out on ragwort stem, resting, light breeze. A fly enters at bottom and walks through the frame and out.

2. 10 seconds, Cinnabar moth caterpillar in the act of feeding on the top of a ragwort plant, blown by a breeze.

The caterpillars of the cinnabar moth Tyria jacobaeae are striped black and orange-yellow, a warning colour and contrasting pattern that is explained as follows: the caterpillars absorb bitter tasting alkaloids from food plants such as ragwort that make such plants distasteful to most animals. The caterpillars themselves become distasteful to birds as a result. The bright, contrasting colours are a striking reminder to birds not to eat them.

Full 1080p HD video from Canon EOS 7D. Camera locked down. Raw video footage with no post processing. Sound is incidental.

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Uploaded on: 10-04-12 © Whiteway
Source Codec: HD: Photo JPEG
Length: 29.88 seconds
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