Cinnabar moth - Tyria jacobaeae by Lepidoptera

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Cinnabar moth – Tyria jacobaeae
The cinnabar moth is a brightly coloured arctiid moth, found in Europe and western and central Asia. It has been introduced into New Zealand, Australia and North America to control poisonous ragwort, on which its larvae feed. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths are about 20mm long and have a wingspan of 32–42 mm (1.3-1.7 in).
Cinnabar moths are day-flying insects. Like many other brightly coloured moths, it is unpalatable; the larvae use members of the genus Senecio as foodplants.
Source: Wikipedia

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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 1 year ago

    Perfect work!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troyaabout 1 year ago

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture my friend ! Nice color ! Hugs

  • Poverty
    Povertyabout 1 year ago

    Such a dramatic looking moth that you have captured with your lens and so good to read that it is helping to get rid of Ragwort in those countries which have taken the trouble to introduce it. Superb. Cheers.Tony.

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 1 year ago

    Brilliant capture of this stunning Moth.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Commendable work …14 June 2013

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  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisabout 1 year ago

    June 15/2013
    Congratulations Johanna with your feature, a wonderful job!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • lisa1970
    lisa1970about 1 year ago

    I had one of these in my garden yesterday, beautiful moth, lovely capture :)

  • hummingbirds
    hummingbirdsabout 1 year ago

    Lovely capture of this moth!!

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