Wood tiger moth

Description
The brightly coloured underwings warn predators that this moth is distasteful to eat. This specimen was collected by C. W. Holcroft June 1902.
Accession Loan No.
53/1976/56
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
wood tiger moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Full Name
LEPIDOPTERA: ARCTIIDAE: Parasemia plantaginis: wood tiger
Dimensions
width 20 mm
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Holcroft, Mr C W
Collection County
Herefordshire
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
ARCTIIDAE
Genus
Parasemia
Species
plantaginis

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