Ruby tiger moth

Description
The brightly coloured underwings warn predators that this moth is distasteful to eat, though in northern England the wings may be entirely grey. This specimen was collected by C. W. Holcroft August 1963 using a mercury vapour light.
Accession Loan No.
53/1976/64
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
ruby tiger moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Full Name
LEPIDOPTERA: ARCTIIDAE: Phragmatobia fuliginosa: ruby tiger
Dimensions
width 20 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
Phragmatobia
Species
fuliginosa

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