The Purple Tiger (Rhyparia purpurata) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. 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. The larvae feed on Calluna and sometimes other herbaceous plants and deciduous trees.
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).