No, It’s Not a Paper Butterfly

Despite its resemblance to a small paper kite and its fire engine red spots and patches, the Cinnabar Moth is very real. As per its Wikipedia profile, it is beneficial in controlling ragwort, and was introduced to North America for that purpose. Photo taken on Gabriola Island (this one is still alive and well, but just having a rest on a concrete floor).

Cinnabar Moth

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