Cinnabar moth (2112/2300)

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Caterpillar of the cinnabar moth feeding on ragwort (Senecio jacobaea). This moth plays a role in the biological control of ragwort, a significant agricultural weed in New Zealand.

Scientific name
Tyria jacobaeae
Common names
cinnabar moth
Location
Ahimanawa Range, New Zealand
Photo ID
1932