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Tyria jacobaeae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2069 / 72.031
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Yorkshire Status: Common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Locally common on the coast where the familiar striped larvae may be found in great numbers on ragwort. Inland there are fewer records but it is still found locally in all five vice-counties where ragwort is abundant. In Rotherham larvae have also been reported feeding on coltsfoot (per WAE).

2012 (CHF): Recorded widely across the county as adults and as larvae on ragwort. Larvae are sometimes reported in large numbers especially in 2006 where there were several counts of over 1000.

Recorded in 168 (84%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-23mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Ragworts, groundsel and Colt's-foot
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2022+64SE13 - Bradford
17/08/2022163SE11 - Huddersfield
16/08/2022+64SE33 - Leeds
16/08/2022+61TA12 - Kingston Upon Hull (S/E)
12/08/2022+63SD92 - Hebden Bridge / Todmorden
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