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Jersey tiger, Calomorpha

Euplagia quadripunctaria


Day-flying moth of the family Arctiidae. The adult wingspan is 52–65 mm. and they fly during July-August. They tend to fly close to Eupatorium cannabinum, where they are hard to notice because of their camouflage. The larvae (caterpillars) are polyphagous, feeding from September to May on nettles (Urtica) and raspberries(Rubus), dandelion (Taraxacum), etc. The insect overwinters as a small larva.


Oak and chestnut tree forest

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O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Aug 12, 2013

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