Jersey Tiger caterpillar

Another caterpillar at my moth trap this morning. This time it wasn’t in the trap but under it.

This is the caterpillar of the Jersey Tiger – reasonable rare moth which is common in South Devon and is spreading along the south coast and has now reached London.

This is what the adult looks like.

The caterpillar will pupate and emerge as an adult moth in mid July.

The underwings of the Jersey Tiger are bright red – warning colouration to deter predators e.g. birds from eating them.

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