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Cinnabar moth

Tyria Jacobaeae

Description:

Day flying moth native to Europe and Asia and introduced to help eradicate ragwort, in particular Jacobaea vulgaris, formerly Senecio jacobaea, (also introduced) a poisonous plant hazardous to livestock

Notes:

I haven;t seen these for several years, perhaps because we have had very cool summers for the past several years. The ones I've seen have been attracted to our porch light instead of out flying in the daytime


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8 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Thank you. I love these little moths. Haven't seen them for a couple years. Assumed they'd died out due to weather and a decline of tansy ragwort. However, I have noticed more tansy this year too

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 6 years ago

awesome !

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Will do! Right now.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

How gorgeous! Nice captures Karen!

Could you please add this gorgeous spotting to the mission Moths and Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/3073...
Thanks, Karen!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Gorgeous Karen!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 6 years ago

There were several flying around this afternoon too. I'm really pleased to see them this year. Their caterpillars are really cool as well - maybe later this year I'll have some

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

A beauty!

KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.09, Long: -123.30

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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