British caterpillars – The Cinnabar
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Orange and black striped caterpillars of The Cinnabar moth are common at Penhale Dunes on the north Cornwall coast at the moment. Some Common Ragwort plants held over fifty of these boldly coloured larvae and many plants had already been … Read More

What’s that red butterfly?
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It’s a day flying The Cinnabar moth. Although normally a nocturnal flyer, The Cinnabar moths are often disturbed during the day when they will flutter weakly a short distance before settling again in the grass. This one was disturbed from … Read More

Moth larvae – The Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae)
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See Updated information and photos on the Cinnabar Moth and caterpillar. Common name: The Cinnabar Latin name: Tyria jacobaeae Family: Arctiidae » Arctiinae Type: Moth larva or caterpillar Date: 28 June Location: Braunton Burrows, Devon