Jersey Tiger Moth

Jersey Tiger Moth - Tim MorleyJersey Tiger Moth - Tim Morley

Latin Name: Euplagia quadripunctaria

Forewing length: 28-33mm.

Colonies becoming more established in southern Britain since the 1990's but is widespread and abundant in the Channel Islands. It lives in coastal cliffs, high parts of beaches, hedgerows and gardens and will have one generation flying from mid-July to September, but not usually seen until early August.

Identifying feature: Black and cream/white striped markings on the forewings and orange hindwings with black marks make this species easy to distinguish.