Scarlet Tiger


Callimorpha dominula – This is a wonderfully bright coloured day-flying moth.


Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula


Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula


Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula


Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula


I found the larva to the adult above feeding on Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) on a walk along a local woodland margin back in the spring of 2012.

Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula caterpillar


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200 (2019) Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 (2012)
Date taken: 29th June 2019 (adult) 16th May 2012 (caterpillar)
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire (adult), local woodland margin, Staffordshire (caterpillar)


 

23 thoughts on “Scarlet Tiger

  1. What a beautiful distinctive moth, especially love that last close up with eyes and is the yellow loop it’s tongue? I have spotted the caterpillars before, there are nettles, brambles and comfrey aplenty near me.

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