Red Moth with black upperwings showing two red spots on base of wings

Cinnabar Moth. Photo: George McCabe

George spotted this daytime flying Cinnabar Moth on 23/06/19 while walking around Weymouth.

A striking moth with an equally striking caterpillar which can be readily found on Ragwort ,sometimes in large numbers. the caterpillar has bright gold stripes around a black body. The moth has one generation and is in flight mid May- early August.

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