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Cinnabar Moth

Observed: 25th May 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
24.05.2012 Cinnabar Moth (19)
25.05.2012 Cinnabar Moth
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No interactions present.

Species with which Cinnibar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae) interacts

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As an afterthought, I

As an afterthought, I photographed another Cinnabar yesterday [25th] and this had four spots on the wings. Whilst I was taking this photograph [24th] a gentleman passed by and asked if it was a 2 spot or 6 spot. Can someone explain the variations?

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Four spots?

Can you upload that photo since I'm not sure that there is normally much variation in the spot pattern on Cinnabar?

Was the gentleman refering to the burnet moths rather than cinnabar which come in five and six spot species (but not a two spot species).

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Not a brilliant second

Not a brilliant second photograph, but enough to show its markings