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Garden Tiger Moth

Arctia caja


A very colourful moth found on dry grass in an alpine meadow. It has a red furry body, brown-and white-patterned forewings, and bright red hindwings with four or five large black spots.


Mountainous Alpine area


The garden tiger moth or great tiger moth is a moth of the family Erebidae It prefers cold climates with temperate seasonality, as the larvae overwinter, and preferentially chooses host plants that produce pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

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Kabardino-Balkarskaya Respublika, Russian Federation

Spotted on Aug 22, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2019

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