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Ruby Tiger Moth

Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Description:

Fairly widespread throughout Britain, this species is common in places. Showing a gradual variation in colour, with the brightest individuals in the south, and much duller specimens in Scotland, attributable to the subspecies borealis. It is double-brooded in the south, flying in April to June, and again in August and September. In the north there is just one generation, in June. The larva are polyphagous, feeding on a number of herbaceous plants.

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2 Comments

MelHearn
MelHearn 8 years ago

Nice!...

Victor Mallorquin
Victor Mallorquin 8 years ago

Ruby Tiger Moth

Victor Mallorquin
Spotted by
Victor Mallorquin

Wealden, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 28, 2013
Submitted on Aug 28, 2013

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