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A lovely moth enjoying nectar from a buddleia in my garden. Jersey tiger moth is a fairly large night and day flying moth which is expanding its territory across England.  The adult moths live for about 5 months and the caterpillars feed on nettles, dandelions and plantains.   Epping,Essex,Euplagia quadripunctaria,Euplagia quadripuntaria,Geotagged,Jersey tiger,United Kingdom,United Kingdom.moth Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

A lovely moth enjoying nectar from a buddleia in my garden.

Jersey tiger moth is a fairly large night and day flying moth which is expanding its territory across England. The adult moths live for about 5 months and the caterpillars feed on nettles, dandelions and plantains.

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''Euplagia quadripunctaria'', the Jersey tiger, is a day-flying moth of the family Erebidae.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by englishindiangirl
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Uploaded Aug 14, 2020. Captured in 3 Broadoaks, Epping CM16 4JY, UK.