Scarlet Tiger Moth

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

-day flyers

-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 !!

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