Cream Spot Tiger (Arctia britannica)

This tiger moth is a visitor to the moth trap in July and August but I have found it on a couple of occasions during the day, seemingly fast asleep on hedgerow flowers.

The Garden Tiger is quite easily recognised by that intricate black and white pattern on its wings although the actual pattern itself can vary between insects. It can vary in colour too from black through to chocolate brown

It is a common species and widespread species occurring in all sorts of habitat and is quite at home in gardens and parkland as it is not over fussy about a particular food plant; it is quite happy on almost any wild or garden plant where it can get sufficient nectar.

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