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Cinnabar Moth

Tyria jacobaeae

Description:

Butterfly or moth. I found it in my backyard. It has gray wings with a velvet lining around them. I am unable to I.D it on the Internet, so help would be much appreciated.

Habitat:

🐛Just a grassy area with a few bushes, a cherry tree, 2 apple trees, and a lot of kudzu. ( my backyard)🐛

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2 Comments

mmaron101
mmaron101 7 years ago

@Jeff Dreier: yes it does. I am changing the I.D to Cinnabar Moth, Thanks for the help.

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

Did it have bright pink underwings? The forewings suggest Tyria jacobaeae, the cinnabar moth. It has been introduced to the U.S. from Europe as a biological control of ragwort. I have seen a few in Cowlitz and Lewis counties.

mmaron101
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mmaron101

Bellevue, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2013
Submitted on Jun 21, 2013

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