Mullein moths

I spend a lot of time wandering around my garden, pulling weeds and just looking at what is happening, especially when it comes to wild life. Each year the verbascums (commonly called Mulleins) get attacked by the caterpillars of Mullein Moth. These handsome little yellow and black creatures devour the leaves and flower buds. But I leave them be, because I know they will recover. As these pictures prove.

Mullein moth attack

Mullein moth attack

Recovering plant

Recovering plant

Full recover

 

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