Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 908027

Cinnabar Moth
Tyria jacobaeae

Observation date: July 01, 2013
Submitted by: Ralph S. Carlson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Mid-day temperature over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind 0 to 3 MPH. Numerous scattered clumps of this yellow flowering plant were growing near the pond, but this one clump had over a dozen caterpillars feeding on it. Some had apparently consumed all of the blossom heads on the stalks they had climbed. About a dozen caterpillars were on the plant.
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: Josiah Gilbert
Verified date: March 03, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Washington County