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cinnabar moth

Tyria jacobaeae

Description:

introduced to N America to control Tansy/ragwort, this dayflier is a brightly colored moth that while flying can be mistaken for the ctenucha moths of the area.

Habitat:

clearing in a forest

Notes:

I was excited to see it, but disappointed that no caterpillars were on any of the invasive ragwort

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Oregon, USA

Lat: 43.18, Long: -124.25

Spotted on May 24, 2018
Submitted on Jul 29, 2018

Spotted for mission

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