The Living Forest (423) : Scarlet Tiger
Most moths are usually dull coloured (evenly brown or beige) but not the scarlet tiger.
This colourful tropical-looking moth likes to live in areas such as damp forests, fens, marshes, river banks and wet meadowland.
Flies mostly at night but it’s also a day-flying moth.
This species occurs in Europe, Turkey and northern Iran but is extremely rare in Belgium !
So, I’m very glad with the image of this small rarity.
Dutch name : Bonte beer
German name : Schönbär
Latin name : Callimorpha dominula (previous Panaxia dominula)