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Tyria jacobaeae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2069 / 72.031

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species as far north as southern Scotland, the larva feeding on ragwort (Senecio spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common to abundant wherever ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is found in quantity; this tends to be among dry, chalky and neutral overgrazed grassland, and on roadside verges. An unusual variety was found on Portland by Reverend G Ford where the usual scarlet ground colour was replaced by yellow, ab. flavescens (Ent Rec 67:108). The moth's ability to establish... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-23mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Common Ragwort
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/201919SZ07 - Swanage
03/08/201919ST90 - Spetisbury
03/08/201919SY98 Wareham
22/07/201929SY89 Bere Regis
18/07/2019209SY67 - Portland / Weymouth

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