Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 975496

Cinnabar Moth
Tyria jacobaeae

Observation date: May 31, 2014
Date notes: First spotted it flying toward this bush (boxwood?) from about 30' north on 05/26/2014 while mowing the lawn.
Submitted by: imrcw
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The gray is purple gray. When it is flying in bright sunlight it appears to be a bright cool red pastel color. In the photo it is in subdued light. Both sighting were during sunny days. About 75 degrees. Live in this location for 16 years and have never seen one like it. Submitting photo in case it is something unusual for here.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: March 18, 2021
Coordinator notes: This insect is a moth, so cannot identify status will allow moth specialists to examine it.-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Polk County