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Cinnabar - Tyria jacobaeae

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 2069

The Cinnabar is a day flying moth that frequents open grassy habitats including waste ground, railway banks, gardens and woodland rides but perhaps most frequent on well drained rabbit-grazed grassland, mature sand-dunes and heathland. The orange and black striped larvae feed on the leaves and flowers of Common Ragwort and groundsels. The bright colours of both the moths and larvae are a warning to predators of the toxins that they contain.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.