Jersey Tiger

Walking through the meadows this afternoon, attention was grabbed by something flying passed that was of the most supreme scarlet. I followed – of course I did – and found that it belonged to a moth, the Jersey Tiger.

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How striking is this moth? Particularly when seen with the underwings showing:

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Internet photo of a Jersey Tigers underwings

This is a nationally scarce moth and here in East Kent this one may well be an immigrant. Widespread in the Channel Islands, its lovely to have seen it here.

 

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