Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae)
Order: (le-pid-OP-ter-a) ( Lepidoptera Info) Family: (ark-TYE-ih-dee) ( Arctiidae Info) Genus: Tyria Species: jacobaeae
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This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Gaston, Oregon North Bend, Oregon Kalama, Washington Langley, Washington Olympia, Washington
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Positive kennedyh On Jul 31, 2006, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:
The Cinnabar Moth caterpillars in the black and yellow striped pyjamas are useful as they feed communally on Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) which is quite a problem weed in many places. The Ragwort is here in Australia, but no Cinnabar Moths to keep it under control.
Positive causmik On Aug 1, 2006, causmik from Olympia, WA wrote:
This cool looking "bug" was brought into the Olympia WA area to do just that...eat the Ragwort. For a number of years you could find hundreds of them on one plant, doing their job.
I still find the moths but seldom see the caterpillars.
Positive sue_p On Jun 12, 2011, sue_p from Woodinville, WA wrote:
Found several cinnabar moths in my backyard pasture in south Snohomish county - very pretty! A seemingly good transplant to help reduce tansy ragwort :)
Timer: 13.4 jiffies (0.13399910926819).