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Garden Tiger moth

Arctia caja


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.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Congratulations Cynthia! I still remember how you helped me ID that challenging bird!

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Cynthia, a very beautiful moth!

Lovely !

outsidegirl0 9 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Congratulations, Cynthia - it is a real beauty!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations Cynthia!Colorful Moth!!

CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

WOW - Thanks everyone!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely! Congrats!

Congratulations Cynthia !

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Congrats Cynthia! Pretty moth!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 9 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD!

suzmonk 9 years ago

Congratulations, Cynthia ... beautiful moth!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

Awesome spotting Congrats......

Beautiful! Congratulations on SOTD!

Yasser 9 years ago

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!


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Bountiful, Utah, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2014
Submitted on Jul 19, 2014

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