Cydosia curvinella moth, amazing colours and pattern, on a spanish needle
It is a true beauty! The moth is perched on one of the most wide spread and under used medicinal plants in this country, Bidens pilosa alba. aka Spanish needle. Anti-microbial, antihistamine, cough suppressant, and much more. A truly amazing plant that should be in everyones home.
I dry it and make a tea. It can also be mashed,or blended to amke a poultice to treat skin fungus or rashes. It is also food,
good to eat the leaves like callaloo or the young leaves in a salad.
Photograph by Jorge Castellanos
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