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Polilla gitana (ES) Garden tiger moth (EN)

Arctia caja


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.


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

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Sonia Daponte
Sonia Daponte 8 years ago

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

ForestDragon 8 years ago

It's colored like a giraffe!

Sonia Daponte
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Sonia Daponte

Allariz, Galicia, Spain

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


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