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Cream-spot Tiger Moth / Crna medonjica ♀

Epicallia villica


The wingspan of these moths reaches 45–60 mm. They have black forewings with white, broad patches and spots. The orange hind wings have black spots. The thorax is black and the abdomen is reddish-orange. The moths are nocturnal and attracted by light, but the females fly also during the day. By day these moths can be found resting on leaves. Moths of this species fly from March to July depending on the location. They overwinter, but they are relatively sensitive to frost. They can be seen in the spring after hibernation while feeding or seeking for suitable places to pupate. They pupate in May on the ground.


The species is distributed from the Iberian Peninsula across western and southern Europe, Anatolia, western and northern Iran, West Siberia, Southwest Asia and North Africa. This species inhabits woodland, areas with bushes and hedges and sunny open grassy areas. I have spotted it on the a highway!


On the last photo moth says: bye-bye to me in the car ;)

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injica 8 years ago

Tnx Alex!

Alex Pope
Alex Pope 8 years ago


injica 8 years ago

Grazie :) stavo giusto per andare via sul autostrada (stavo andando in palmanova ;) ) quando l'ho vista sulla lavanda! Penso che e l'unica creatura che stava la, proprio un posto dove una farfalla cosi non l'avei mai aspettata!

DafneInFiamme 8 years ago


injica 8 years ago

Fat and sleepy moth ;)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Gorgeous butterfly!

injica 8 years ago

Hvala ;) jesam detaljista da, ali nije to svima tako pozitivna osobina ;)

Jopy 8 years ago

pa sve su slike lijepe, imaš oko za sve detalje i sa svih da tako izgleda, nego to i čini :D

injica 8 years ago

Tako nešto :)) najbolja mi je zadnja slika, izgeda kao da maše :D

Jopy 8 years ago

ovo je super, zaokružili smo kolekciju :D

injica 8 years ago

Thank you Noel and Yuko :)

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Beautiful moth!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Nice series!

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Spotted on May 7, 2013
Submitted on May 7, 2013


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