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Jersey Tiger or Écaille chinéesis

Euplagia quadripunctaria rhodosensis

Notes:

Found in the valley of the butterflies (Petaloudes) rhodes greece. Name of this Butterfly not found yet !



1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Jersey Tiger or Écaille chinée
Euplagia quadripunctaria Euplagia quadripunctaria

5 Comments

LudetArnaud
LudetArnaud 6 years ago

Ecaille Chinée

Les couleurs vives de ce papillon préviennent ses prédateurs de sa toxicité. Le jour, l'écaille reste cachée et ne sort la plupart du temps qu'à la nuit tombée (cependant on peut parfois les observer en plein jour). Les chenilles sont très velues, comme des hérissons (d'ailleurs les allemands les appellent "ours"). Ces chenilles hivernent, et se développent sur des plantes basses telles que le pissenlit

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Please, add both names including the Jersey Tiger as Common name. And in this case the the trinomial name is important since it is almost an endemic species: Euplagia quadripunctaria rhodosensis.

LudetArnaud
LudetArnaud 6 years ago

Thank you

empidonax
empidonax 6 years ago

Lovely moth!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

it is actually Euplagia quadripunctaria rhodosensis from the Petaloudes.

Greece

Lat: 36.44, Long: 28.22

Spotted on Aug 22, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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