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The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae Length 20-25mm. A striking and colourful moth whose colours warn potential predators of its distasteful nature. Flies mainly at night but also when disturbed in the daytime. Rests with wings folded or flat. Adult has sooty-black forewings with red stripes and spots. Larva is ringed with orange and black; feeds on ragworts. Widespread and common in lowland England and Wales; local and mainly coastal in Scotland.
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The Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae Length 20-25mm. A striking and colourful moth whose colours warn potential predators of its distasteful nature. Flies mainly at night but also when disturbed in the daytime. Rests with wings folded or flat. Adult has sooty-black forewings with red stripes and spots. Larva is ringed with orange and black; feeds on ragworts. Widespread and common in lowland England and Wales; local and mainly coastal in Scotland.

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Date: 23 Jun 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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