Gallery - Arttiidae
Yellow to whitish buff, black spots highly variable. May-july
Common moth that prefers wooded areas and hedgerows.
A moth of open places, such as heathland and downland. Mainly a night flying species.
A very common moth and can be found anywhere that suitable food plants can be found. It is very variable in apperance and it is rare to find two of the same markings.
This moth has a strong prefrence for damp habitats, such as river banks and surrounding wet meadows.The moth can be seen flying both during the day as well as night looking for nectar.
One of the most attractive of the Tiger moths, this species is however restricted in distribution to the Channel Islands and parts of the south coast . On the mainland it is commonest in south Devon, but colonies have recently appeared in Dorset and the Isle of Wight, and it has also been found in Somerset
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