Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae
Cinnabar, Tyninghame, Scotland, June 2002 - click for larger image Tyninghame, Scotland
June 2002

The Cinnabar is a moth related to the tiger moths. It is distributed in Europe and western and central Asia. The caterpillars feed on Common Ragwort Jacobaea vulgaris and the moth has been introduced elsewhere in an attempt to control this plant.

For more information see the page on Wikipedia.

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