Irish moths

The Cinnabar

Family: Arctiidae        Sub-family: Arctiinae

2069     *     The Cinnabar     *     Tyria jacobaeae

Widespread, common
Wingspan: 32-42 mm

Flight time: May-August
Habitat: Prefers well-drained grassland and dunes but also found in gardens and open woodlands

Larval food plant: Ragwort, also feed on Grounsel

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010

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