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Cinnabar moth

Tyria Jacobaeae


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


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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KarenSaxton 10 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 10 years ago

awesome !

KarenSaxton 10 years ago

Will do! Right now.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 10 years ago

How gorgeous! Nice captures Karen!

KathleenMcEachern 10 years ago

Could you please add this gorgeous spotting to the mission Moths and Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest:
Thanks, Karen!

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Gorgeous Karen!

KarenSaxton 10 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 10 years ago

A beauty!

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Oregon, USA

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

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