|2069 ~ Cinnabar ~ Tyria jacobaeae|
Resident. Common S,C,(N).
A common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 35-45mm.
Well drained grassland, sand-dunes, heathland and gardens.
Overwinters as a pupa in a frail cocoon formed just under the ground. Larva July-early September.
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Photo by PRW, 18th May 2010, Commins Coch
Photo by SB, July 2010, Llanymynech Rocks.
Larva feeding on ragwort.