Ruby Tiger

Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)

A small reddish moth which can vary from pinkish to pinkish-brown with one or two dark central dots on the forewings. The hindwings are bright pinkish-red with greyish markings. Wingspan 28 to 38mm.

Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)

The caterpillar feeds on various herbaceous plants.

Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)

It flies in two generations, April to June and July to September.It flies during the day or night and is attracted to light. Found in various open habitats, including open woodland, moorland, heathland, and gardens. Widespread and locally common throughout.

Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)

July 2013, rear garden, Staffordshire. Nikon Coolpix P500. Β© Pete Hillman 2013.


19 thoughts on “Ruby Tiger

    • Thank you, Jude πŸ™‚ Well yes I do come across them at night. I attract them by leaving my shed light on and with a small home made moth trap. I photograph them during the day and then let them safely go into the shrubbery so they can wait the rest of the day out. Trouble is it can be very time consuming and with work it is not always possible.

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      • I’ve often thought of looking into a moth trap, in fact it’s probably a great idea for where we live. Next job, Google moth traps. It’s certainly provided you with some lovely photos.

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      • They can be quite expensive, depending on what type you go for, but if you decide to go for one you will be amazed just how many and how many different species pays your garden a visit πŸ™‚

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