Cinnabar moth

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Cinnabar Moth
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Arctiidae
Subfamily:Arctiinae
Tribe:Callimorphini
Genus:Tyria
Species:T. jacobaeae
Binomial name
Tyria jacobaeae
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The Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth, found in Europe and western and central Asia. It has been introduced into New Zealand and Australia to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths have a wingspan of 32-42 mm (1.3-1.7 in).

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