Cinnabar

Tyria jacobaeae

The Cinnabar moth is very similar in colouration to the Five-spot burnet moth, however the wing pattern is different.

It is characterised by the line stretching from the base of each wing to the tip, as well as the presence of 2 spots at the end of each wing.

It is day-flying, and can be found in habitats such as gardens and woodlands.

Its distinctive yellow and black caterpillars are found feeding on common ragwort, and their colouration warns predators that they are not edible.

Look out for them in the meadows of Waun Las National Nature Reserve.