Samstag, 12. April 2014

Someone feeds on my stawberries

Just look at this guy. The caterpillar of the Scarlet tiger moth. The most pretty moth in our area. So raise and shine...


Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

You killed it, of course, didn't you?

Now that the snow has disappeared from the grounds, I have to worry about slugs that may feed on my strawberries soon!

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

No, I did not. In some parts of our country this butterfly is listed as an endangered species. Slugs, yes, I killed a few today while weeding.
Slugs smell the strawberry fruits even from big distances. The strawberries are fine with this because slugs help the strawberries to despense their seeds. That is why there are no strawberries without nasty slugs, it is called Endochory.