Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A little tiger in the garden

This was the sight that greeted me as I came into the living room from work one night last week.

jersey tiger

It's a tiger moth sat on my conservatory door offering a kind of unusual view of a kind of unusual moth in the British Isles. This is the Jersey Tiger, Euplagia quadripunctaria, a beautiful moth with a rather limited distribution in the UK - it is found only in the Channel Islands, a few southern counties and in a small colony in London apparently. As my garden falls within that distribution I can happily note that I've seen several in the garden over the past couple of years - this was the second this week - but not managed to get a nice photo of the dorsal view yet.

1 comment:

farm sheds NZ said...

Well, that is indeed a brave young tiger! Nice share.