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Polilla gitana (ES) Garden tiger moth (EN)

Arctia caja

Description:

About 5 cm. Its forewings are chocolatey-brown with cream patterns, whereas its hindwings are orangey-red with black spots. Its bright colours warn predators that it tastes unpleasant.

Notes:

The photo was taken with a phone, sorry for the poor quality.

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2 Comments

Sonia Daponte
Sonia Daponte 8 years ago

Oh yes that's true ! I never thought it :)

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

It's colored like a giraffe!

Sonia Daponte
Spotted by
Sonia Daponte

Allariz, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Sep 12, 2012
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012

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