Scarlet Tiger (Callimorpha dominula)
The Scarlet Tiger is very much a moth of the river bank, water meadows, marshy areas and sea cliffs. Not found very often, the species is very local and seems confined to south and western Britain. The lush vegetation along the Dorset rivers such as the Frome and Stour are good places to find them.
Single brooded, they fly on sunny days in June and July. They lay their eggs on waterside plants such as Comfrey, Meadowsweet, Hemp-agrimony and so on as well as nettles and brambles.