Neat moth. Two-inch wingspan. Their pattern and colors are a warning to predators that they are toxic. The wing pattern can vary between individuals. Some have larger blotches with very little white in between, others have more than the one pictured.
The garden tiger moth is found throughout Europe as far north as Lapland, in Asia, and in North America. In the mountains (Tien Shan) this species is found up to an elevation of 3,000 metres (9,800 ft). The garden tiger moth loves damp places, which is why it is particularly common in river valleys as well as gardens and parks.
Its numbers in the UK have declined by 89% over the past 30 years.
Lat: 42.63, Long: -74.65
Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2012
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