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Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2069 / 72.031
Photo © Nicky Rowberry,  Malvern Link 30/5/21

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-23mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Common Ragwort
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species across the region.

Most numerous in short-grazed grassland but also in parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. More commonly seen as the distinctive larva. Adults fly during the day but also come to light.

Note Burnets, with which they fly during the day, are more thick-set and have much more thickened antennae.

Recorded in 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2019137SO73 - Ledbury & Eastnor
30/08/2019+37SO85 - Worcester
13/08/2019237SP07 - Alvechurch
12/08/2019639SO99 - Tipton/Wolverhampton
08/08/2019136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
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