JohnDown18: I love finding these on the trap. Also a Small Mottled Willow this am. https://t.co/qt25BruiIR

JohnDown18: I love finding these on the trap. Also a Small Mottled Willow this am. https://t.co/qt25BruiIR

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Tweet Contents I love finding these on the trap. Also a Small Mottled Willow this am. https://t.co/qt25BruiIR
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Tweet Author John Down
Tweet Date Sunday, 16 July, 2017 - 10:30
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Common Name Jersey Tiger
Scientific Name Euplagia quadripunctaria
Interest Level
5/5
Related Species Tiger and Ermine moths
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Summary

The Jersey tiger is so called because it is a very common species in the Channel Islands although it does occur on the south coast of England. Some thrity or so years ago it was found mainly in Devon and Cornwall but has now spread in to Dorset where it can be seen flying by day, mainly in August.

It is a species that prefers a coastal habitat and can be found on cliffs and in course grassy areas but it also turns up in gardens and parks in seaside towns. It is a lover of buddleia flowers which is a good place to find them.

It is a very handsome insect which I have yet to see and photograph as an adult but I have, at least, found its caterpillar at Radipole Lake where it is, apparently, quite common so I need to get back there in August as I usually avoid Weymouth in August!


 

 

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Charmouth: daytime Jersey Tiger moth on the wing today. https://t.co/bKwd7uVGkA
Tweet Date:
13/07/2017 - 09:30
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I love finding these on the trap. Also a Small Mottled Willow this am. https://t.co/qt25BruiIR
Tweet Date:
16/07/2017 - 10:30
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Jersey tiger over at Symondsbury this afternoon. https://t.co/NUQBImDDy5
Tweet Date:
24/07/2017 - 21:45
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Title: John Down

JohnDown18: Forgot to add pboto of Portland Ribbon Wave https://t.co/CLVvEOgsih

Tweet Date:
28/05/2017 - 08:45
Last viewed: 5 days 13 hours ago
Total views: 31
Title: John Down

JohnDown18: I love finding these on the trap. Also a Small Mottled Willow this am. https://t.co/qt25BruiIR

Tweet Date:
16/07/2017 - 10:30
Last viewed: 6 hours 23 min ago
Total views: 21

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