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72.031 ~ 2069 ~ Cinnabar ~ Tyria jacobaeae
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-45mm.

Confusion species

Burnet moths.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Well drained grassland, sand-dunes, heathland and gardens.


Common ragwort.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a frail cocoon formed just under the ground. Larva July-early September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 18th May 2010, Commins Coch
Photo by SB, July 2010, Llanymynech Rocks.
Larva feeding on ragwort.