Scarlet tiger moth

The brightly coloured underwings of the scarlet tiger warn predators that it is distasteful to eat. The underwings in this species are occasionally yellow. This specimen was collected by C. W. Holcroft in July 1955.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
53/1976/16
Category
Natural History
Collection Class
Arthropods
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Holcroft, Mr C W
Common Name
scarlet tiger moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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Callimorpha dominula (Linnaeus): scarlet tiger