Cinnabar moth (2113/2300)

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The cinnabar moth is an attractive day flying moth introduced in 1929 as a biocontrol agent for ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) which can be a serious agricultural weed.

Scientific name
Tyria jacobaeae
Common names
cinnabar moth
Location
Ahimanawa Range, New Zealand
Photo ID
1938