Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 986040

Cinnabar Moth
Tyria jacobaeae

Observation date: July 03, 2014
Submitted by: Ralph S. Carlson
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The day began cloudy and cool, but in the afternoon, there were warm, sunny periods. The temperature rose to approximately 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Air was humid. The yellow flowering plants in the photo grew in scattered clumps in many places along the approximately 4 mile loop of pathway around the major portion of the wildlife refuge, but only in a couple locations did my daughter and I notice a caterpillar hatch at work on the plants.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: July 07, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Washington County