Thursday, 11 June 2015

Moth in Todmorden

I saw this moth early afternoon today at Sunnybank Todmorden. It was flying around and came to rest on an Oak leaf.

Am I right in thinking it is a Garden Tiger--Arctia caja? It was very striking to look at and I don't think I've seen one before. Is the yellow stripe on wing edges part of the underwing?

3 comments:

AndyC said...

Looks like a Wood Tiger, a moorland species...fantastic photo and moth...

Philip said...

Thanks Andy for naming it. I should have turned a few more pages!

Winston said...

wow