This post Calamondin and Cerula vinula was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden.
Beauty and The Beast
The Beauty, my Calamondin tree had a visit this summer of a beast or at least shall we say a beastly looking thing. The visitor was a larvae of the Puss moth. An odd looking little fellow don’t you think?
The Puss Moth
Scientific name: Cerula or Cerura vinula, (I have seen both spellings) wingspan from 65 to 80mm, caterpillars feed on willows and poplars. its natural habitat is woods, parks and gardens. The puss moth is a creamy-white or greyish-white moth with lovely grey marbled markings. The abdomen features black and white stripes. The name comes from the cat-like fur all over the body. Puss in Swedish = kiss in English :-)
"The juice of the calamondin can be used like lemon or lime to make refreshing beverages, to flavor fish, to make cakes, marmalades, pies, preserves, sauces and to use in soups and teas." read more Calamondin - The Most Versatile Citrus
Well what do you know…it is Friday again and it is Blooming Friday here in Tyra’s Garden.
This weeks theme: VISITORS
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