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The Garden Tiger Moth has a chocolate-brown, furry body, brown- and white-patterned forewings, and bright red hindwings with four or five large black spots.
These moths are most common in June to August, in gardens, park, meadows, grasslands, and scrubby areas.
I found this moth in Utah but was getting most of the information about if from British sites - The garden tiger moth is protected in the UK under the Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP).Its numbers in the UK have declined by 89% over the past 30 years.
Spotted on Jul 19, 2014
Submitted on Jul 19, 2014
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Congratulations Cynthia! I still remember how you helped me ID that challenging bird!
Congratulations Cynthia, a very beautiful moth!
Congratulations, Cynthia - it is a real beauty!
Congratulations Cynthia!Colorful Moth!!
WOW - Thanks everyone!
Congratulations Cynthia !
Congrats Cynthia! Pretty moth!
Congratulations on SOTD!
Congratulations, Cynthia ... beautiful moth!
Awesome spotting Congrats......
Beautiful! Congratulations on SOTD!
Cynthia this beautiful encounter has been chosen as Spotting of the Day and the first official moth spotting to kick-off Moth Week 2014! Thanks for all the wonderful contributions and we look forward to seeing lots of moths this week! Woohoo!