Garden tiger moth

Description
The bright orange or yellow underwings warn predators that this moth is distasteful to eat. This specimen was collected by C. W. Holcroft August 1954 using a mercury vapour lamp.
Accession Loan No.
53/1976/52
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
garden tiger moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Full Name
LEPIDOPTERA: ARCTIIDAE: Arctia caja: garden 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
caja

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