Down in the Forest if Dean at the moment , noticed these really striking moths mating.
Looked them up, here are some interesting facts .
-classified by Linnaeus in 1758
– mouthparts to feed on nectar
-single generation flying in May and June
– Latin name Callimorpha Dominica
– lay eggs on nettles or comfrey
-eggs hatch in 7 days and caterpillars are hairy easily found on the underside of nettles.
Found in the south west and Wales so I’m in the right place !!