Garden tiger moth

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.

Object Summary

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

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LEPIDOPTERA: ARCTIIDAE: Arctia caja: garden tiger