Jersey Tiger quadripunctaria 10 larvae

Jersey Tiger quadripunctaria 10 larvae
Jersey Tiger quadripunctaria 10 larvae Jersey Tiger quadripunctaria 10 larvae
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Description

Jersey Tiger Moth Euplagia quadripunctaria

 

A very active and exotic European tiger moth, which occurs in a very small area of the  south-west of Britain, the Torbay area, as well as in Europe. The larvae feed on Hemp Agrimony, Dandelion, Forgetmenot, Dock, Nettle, Dead Nettle, Plantain, Bramble and other low-growing plants. The larvae, as with other Tigers, have prominent tufts of hair, and colourful markings. The hairs may give a rash on handling, but seldom do. Pupae are formed in leaf litter. 

Hibernating is achieved well on potted foodplant protected from predators by a fine net enclosing pot and plant. In spring the larvae begin to feed again and produce moths in summer.