Cream-spot tiger moth

Description
The bright yellow underwings warn predators that it is distasteful to eat. The cream spots on its forewings help to camouflage it when it is at rest. This specimen was collected by C W Holcroft in May 1971 using a mercury vapour light.
Accession Loan No.
53/1976/37
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
cream-spot tiger moth
Simple Name
insect: moth: pinned
Full Name
Arctia villica (Linnaeus): cream-spot 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
Arctia
Species
villica

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