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Cinnabar
Tyria jacobaeae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2069 / 72.031

Norfolk status
This species is commonly found wherever Common Ragwort grows on heaths, downs, roadsides, railway embankments etc throughout England.
Easily disturbed by day and flies in warm sunshine, but also comes to light at night.

The moth produces one generation of very distinctive yellow/black hooped caterpillars which are easily found in July and August.

Cinnabar has a very long emergence period so fully grown adults may be seen alongside fully grown larvae!

A rare form, f. flavescens is found occasionally, with the red markings replaced by yellow. The first known Norfolk sighting of this “Golden Cinnabar” form was seen at East Wretham Heath in May 2017.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/05/2024128TF72Flitcham
15/05/2024228TF70Cockley Cley
15/05/2024428TF63Dersingham
15/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
14/05/2024227TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 17-23mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Ragwort
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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