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Tyria jacobaeae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2069 / 72.031

A common species across the region.

Most numerous in short-grazed grassland but also in parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. More commonly seen as the distinctive larva. Adults fly during the day but also come to light.

Note Burnets, with which they fly during the day, are more thick-set and have much more thickened antennae.

Recorded in 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-23mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Common Ragwort
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
11/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84 -
07/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ72 -
06/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
04/08/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO54 -

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