⭑mission complete⭑

New garden species

Tyria jacobaeae (Cinnabar moth)

Last update: 2 June 2024


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


Besides the Orangetip, another long running goal was attracting the Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae)[1] and her beautiful caterpillars to the garden. The host plant, Common ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris), has gotten plenty of room to develop in it for that reason. Although my attention has meanwhile shifted from butterflies and caterpillars to wasps, the goal is still active. And see, just going outside with a cup of coffee for a morning round through the garden my eye immediately catches the beautiful moth resting on a leaf next to the garden path. Mission accomplished! Hopefully some eggs have been deposited as well, so the next phase can start.

Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae), imago


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