Cinnabar moth

Cinnabar moths are mostly nocturnal. Their larvae feed on ragwort. This specimen was collected in July 1969 by C. W. Holcroft using a mercury vapour lamp.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
53/1976/5
Category
Natural History
Collection Class
Arthropods
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Holcroft, Mr C W
Common Name
cinnabar moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus): cinnabar