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Cinnabar
Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2069 / 72.031
Photo © Matthew Casey,  08/05/2017 - costessey

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Similar Species: None
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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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.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
16/07/2024128TF63Dersingham
16/07/2024+27TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
16/07/2024527TG51Great Yarmouth (North Denes)
15/07/2024127TG42Eccles
15/07/20241028TL99Rockland St Peter
15/07/2024227TG13Hempstead
14/07/2024228TF63Dersingham
14/07/2024128TF64Hunstanton Park / Ringstead
13/07/20245028TF70Cockley Cley
13/07/2024128TF63Snettisham
Further info: Tyria jacobaeae
 
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