Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1053594

Cinnabar Moth
Tyria jacobaeae

Observation date: July 10, 2015
Submitted by: Ssullivan
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Masses of these caterpillars stripping all leaves from 4 plants of the same type.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: July 23, 2015
Coordinator notes: Tyria jacobaeae (Cinnabar Moth) was introduced from Europe as a control for the introduced plant Senecio jacobaea (Tansy Ragwort), the host plant for its caterpillars, which is toxic to livestock. Bob Martin
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Lane County