Erebidae : Arctiinae
ABH BF

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  Immature stages

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Cinnabar
Tyria jacobaeae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.031/2069
Norfolk status
This species is commonly found on heaths, downs and railway embankments throughout England.
Easily disturbed by day and flies in warm sunshine. Comes to light at night.

The moth produces one generation of very distinctive caterpillars which are easily found in July and August.

Has a very long emergence period so fully grown adults may be seen alongside fully grown larvae!

A golden form, f. flavescens is found occasionally, with the red markings replaced by yellow.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/20156527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/07/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/07/2015+28TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
23/07/20157327TG20 - Norwich
21/07/2015127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Forewing: 17-23mm.
Season: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Ragwort
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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