|Cinnabar in sunshine, like someone trying on an oversize anorak in a Keswick outdoors shop. Today's job: clean the greenhouse windows|
|Cinnabar in shade - more like a minor Catholic dignitary attending yesterday's Cardinal Beetle. Note how torn right forewing reveals extra strip of red from underwing. Like the subtle changes we used to make to improve school uniform.|
Next thing, Penny and I find ourselves talking at a very enjoyable canal fete in Thrupp with a nice couple who own a narrowboat called 'Cinnabar' - and discover that she is named after the moth because it's abundant in nearby fields. Then yesterday's post involved the Red-headed Cardinal Beetle which at first - in flight - I took to be a Cinnabar or Burnet moth because of the blur of red and black as it zoomed along.
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