The Cinnabar Moth (Tyria Jacobaeae) is an arctiid moth found in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and New Zealand. The Cinnabar moth is a brightly colored moth with distinctive pinkish-red and black wings. They can grow up to 1.2 inches and are voracious eaters; large populations can strip entire patches of ragwort clean.
Females can lay up to 300 eggs, which are usually in batches of 30 to 60. The Cinnabar moth is a daytime flying moth and can usually be spotted in open grassy habitats including waste ground, railway banks, gardens, and woodland rides. The Cinnabar moth is a daytime flying moth.