<b><i>Tyria jacobaeae</b></i>  on <i><b> Salvia

Tyria jacobaeae on Salvia

The Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth, found in Europe and western and central Asia. It has been introduced into New Zealand, Australia and North America to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths have a wingspan of 32-42 mm (1.3-1.7 in). Cinnabar moths are day-flying insects. Like many other brightly coloured moths, it is poisonous. ( info Wikipedia)
on Mar 18, 2007 8:54 pm
Image Type(s): Wildlife,  Flora
Image ID: 278969


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tarol - Mar 19, 2007 9:06 pm - Voted 10/10


Beautiful colors!


Alpinist - Mar 19, 2007 10:02 pm - Voted 10/10


Great shot!


BazZ - Mar 19, 2007 10:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Magnificant!

Thanks. Just sit down and things happen. It was the first year I had a camara with a macro function on it. It's a new demension for me.


Dean - Mar 22, 2007 6:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Neat colors

Gotta agree with both Sequoia and Alpinist in their comments. Terrific shot.


rdmc - Apr 5, 2007 9:20 pm - Voted 10/10


You have some incredible floral and macro pictures. Thanks for sharing them.


BazZ - Apr 6, 2007 2:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!

Thank you. More this summer.;)


donhaller3 - Apr 25, 2007 1:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Cinnabar Moth

I think. Imported to eat tansy ragwort--the caterpillars do anyway.

Great pic as always.


BazZ - Apr 27, 2007 4:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cinnabar Moth

Yes it is a Cinnabar, I checked wikipedia, thanks. But it's in Europe not imported.


nartreb - Apr 25, 2007 4:08 pm - Hasn't voted


If you can remember the shape of the leaves, that'll seal the deal. Lupines have distinctive leaves - see the photos here:


Or see the Summitpost album devoted to lupine.

If the shape of the flowers reminds you a little bit of furze, it's because they're relatives (both legumes aka pea family)


BazZ - Apr 28, 2007 4:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: lupine?

I can't see if it is. I can't remember the leaves neither. So I make it a Lupine. PS nice site that is. Thanks again


mrh - May 8, 2007 4:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: lupine?

Without doing some investigation, I can't say for certain what it is, but I'm pretty sure its not a lupine. It is a great photo nontheless.


BazZ - May 8, 2007 4:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: lupine?

I wasn't sure either. I'm gonna put some energie in finding out what it is then.
Thanks for noticing.


davor - May 26, 2007 3:24 pm - Voted 10/10


What to say, fantastic ...


BazZ - May 26, 2007 3:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thanks Davor, I'm glad you like it


kakakiw - Jul 9, 2007 8:56 am - Voted 10/10

Good macro

I love a good macro, fun and challenging.


BazZ - Jul 9, 2007 9:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good macro

I love it also a lot. And indeed challenging, those little freinds move al the time.


bobeck - Jan 22, 2008 5:53 pm - Voted 10/10

What beautiful

colors and composition!

gardenstuff1 - Jan 6, 2012 11:57 am - Hasn't voted

Plant ID

Beautiful photo! The plant is not Salvia pratensis. It's an astragalus or oxytropis species.


BazZ - Jan 9, 2012 4:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Plant ID

Thanks for your correction, I change the title.

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