cinnabar moth

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Noun1.cinnabar moth - large red-and-black European mothcinnabar moth - large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort
arctiid, arctiid moth - stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars
Callimorpha, genus Callimorpha - cinnabar moths
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There is no threat to "wildlife" since wild mammals that find the plant poisonous avoid eating it and, in fact, many insects and several fungi are dependent on, or at least associated with, ragwort, the most well-known being the cinnabar moth caterpillar.
THIS picture of a cinnabar moth was taken by Julie Harris while gardening at her home in Upper Stoke.
Simon Gulliver, the plant collections manager at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, says: "These Cinnabar moth caterpillars are eye catching.
There will still be plenty left for the cinnabar moth caterpillar which feeds on the leaves.
The thought of the lovely Cinnabar moth and their attractive caterpillars losing their food source is so saddening.
However, while we all know what a green plant and the blue ocean look like, the coloration of cinnabar moth caterpillars and the appearance of stone plants may be less familiar to many readers.
The cinnabar moth, common blue butterfly and hoverfly have all been seen in the meadow The mix of wild grasses present in the meadow also provides a larval food source for other species of butterfly such as the meadow brown and small heath.
Groundsel is covered with orange and black cinnabar moth, and cabbage white butterflies (unfortunately