Jersey tiger moth

The brightly coloured underwings of the Jersey tiger warn predators that it is distasteful to eat. Found in Devon and the Channel Islands. This specimen was collected by C. W. Holcroft in August 1964 using a mercury vapour light.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
53/1976/35
Category
Natural History
Collection Class
Arthropods
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Holcroft, Mr C W
Common Name
Jersey tiger moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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Euplagia quadripunctaria (Poda): Jersey tiger