Jersey Tiger

Posted: August 16, 2019 in Butterflies and Moths, Natural History
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I haven’t managed to get a photo yet but we have had a couple of Jersey Tiger Moths around the house for the past couple of days. This attractive moth shows its striking black and white barring when at rest and a brilliant burst of orange when it flies, which it often does during the day.

Jersey Tiger.
Photo by Ben Sale ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/33398884@N03/ )

As its name suggests it was until recently only found on the Channel Islands and in South Devon, but it has rapidly expanded its range over recent years and is now found across Southern England.

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