Jersey tiger moth

Description
The brightly coloured underwings of the Jersey tiger warn predators that it is distasteful to eat. Found in Devon and the Channel Islands. This specimen was collected by C. W. Holcroft in August 1958.
Accession Loan No.
53/1976/24
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
Jersey tiger moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Full Name
Euplagia quadripunctaria (Poda): Jersey tiger
Dimensions
width 40 mm
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Holcroft, Mr C W
Collection Parish
Bishopsteignton
Collection Town
Newton Abbot
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
ARCTIIDAE
Genus
Euplagia
Species
quadripunctaria

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