Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Tyria jacobaeae Linnaeus, 1758
Cinnabar

Family: Erebidae
Checklist Number: 72.031

This species, which is spreading north in Scotland, remains very scarce in the Outer Hebrides. It flies in open habitats from May - August

The distinctive yellow-and-black banded caterpillars feed mainly upon Ragwort Senecio species

Tyria jacobaeae
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