Cinnabar Moth

Tyria Jacobaeae

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RANGE: Europe Western & Central Asia and introductions elsewhere

HABITAT: Meadow Steppe

SIZE: Moth 32-42 mm

DIET: Caterpillar feeds on Ragwort, Groundsel

NOTES: The Cinnabar Moth has been introduced as a form of biological control against poisonous ragwort in, for example, parts of New Zealand and Australia with varying success.

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