Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Jersey Tiger - Euplagia quadripunctaria

I've seen quite a lot of these in recent weeks and am always captivated by them, although this one had a slightly deformed wing and appeared a little worse for wear. Day flying and large these tiger moths are rather exotic and unexpected when you see them. The body is beautifully orange and the simple curve of the dramatically striped wings gives the moth a rather clean, vulcan bomber'esque, profile. Sat doing some sketching with Alexander in the garden and he did a terrific little painting.

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