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Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: June 1, 2024, 2:52 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium.

This species is considered Least Concern according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Arctiinae > Tribus: Arctiini > Genus: Tyria > Species: Tyria jacobaeae
Vernacular names
Sint-jacobsvlinder (NL), Cinnabar (EN), La Goutte-de-sang, le Carmin (FR), Jakobskrautbär (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 29 (as Euchelia Jacobeae [sic]). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



The larva lives sometimes gregariously on the foodplant. Hibernation as a pupa in a loose cocoon underground.
The adults are active during the day and later come to light.

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Flight periods

One generation a year from late April till the end of July.
Moths are regularly encountered outside this flying time, even into December. These are usually solitary specimens.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Senecio jacobaea
Host plant (genera):

Monophagous, but other Senecio species are also accepted.

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It inhabits gardens, ruderal places, wastelands, and roadsides. It has a preference for nutrient-poor grasslands.

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