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Purple Tiger

Rhyparia purpurata


The Purple Tiger (Rhyparia purpurata) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Europe, Anatolia, Syria, Transcaucasus, Central Asia (mainly in Kazakhstan and Kyrghyzstan), South Siberia, Mongolia, Amur Region, northern China, Korea and Japan (Honshu). The length of the forewings is 18–22 mm for males and 22–25 mm for females. The moth flies June to August depending on the location.

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KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you all! Amadeus.4 I think that purpureus in latin means purple but also dark red (

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Great pics of a lovely moth !

armadeus.4 4 years ago

I wonder how it came to have 'Purple' in its name? Wonderful images Kostas! Thank you for sharing :)

Beauty !

KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Thank you venusflytrap2000

CalebSteindel 4 years ago


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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Jul 5, 2015
Submitted on Jul 9, 2015

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