Insects and Spiders - non-native

Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobeae) on May 22, 2023

Originally reported as unknown

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

I believe I found a spotted lantern fly in my backyard.


Thank you for your report! That is not Spotted Lanternfly. That is Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobeae), an imported biocontrol of Tansy Ragwort. They can be very common near fields where tansy ragwort is a weed.

Thanks for being on the lookout!

Tom Valente
May 23, 2023, 8:15 a.m.