Thursday, 10 May 2007

Scarlet Tiger Moth (Callimorpha dominula)

Injured adult Scarlet Tiger Moth (subspecies C. d. dominula) at Tintagel, Cornwall - June 2010

OTHER NAMES: Scarlet Tiger
Featured Subspecies: Callimorpha dominula dominula
Length: ?
Wingspan: 50mm
UK Status: Least Concern IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

A very attractive species of moth found in the south west of the country. It is found near marshy areas and rocky coasts. There are a variety of other "tiger" moths in the UK, so care should be taken when working out which one you have seen.

Related Species:
Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Actiidae
Genus: Callimorpha
SUBSPECIES: C. d. dominula, C. d. lusitanica, C. d. pompalis, C. d. persona, C. d. trinacriae, C. d. profuga, C. d. rossica, C. d. philippse, C. d. kurdistanica

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A local resident species seen in Summer.
 - Seen in Geddington and numerous other sites 

Further Notes:  RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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