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Cinnabar
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 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-23mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Common Ragwort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
10/08/20205VC36 - HerefordshireSO54 -
10/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44 -
09/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47 -
08/08/20203VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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