72.031 .... B&F 2069
Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....The adults are commonly recorded in small numbers everywhere, but most encounters will be with the orange and black banded larvae. These are loosely gregarious, but extremely conspicuous and abundant feeding on Ragwort. When the food supply is eaten, larvae will wander in search of other Ragwort.
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2013
Photographed at Ollerton June 2012
Early stages                            
Second instar larvae. Photographed at Barrow Hill Wood June 2021
Full-grown larvae. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2017
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cinnabar
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Graham Beeley. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Nottingham City Council. Phil Cadman. Meg Skinner. Darren Matthews. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Damian Taylor. Peter Acton. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Rob Johnson. Graham Birkett. Tom Shields. Karen Kirkland. Paul Baker. Graham Birkett. David Shaw. Andy Adcock. Jason and Lily Reece. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Agnes Kiemel. J.T. Radford. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024
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