Erebidae: Arctiinae

2069 (ABH72.031) Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10607

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Killard Point
Killard Point
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 17-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), groundsels (Senecio spp.), Colt's-foot (Tussilago farfara)
Flying: One generation, mid May-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathlands, downland and wasteground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 137 (50.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 April to 28 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 19 June to 27 August



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
yellow, orange, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5