Originally Posted by honeym
Sitting at home this lunchtime I noticed something bright out the corner of my eye, flitting about the garden. Dashing out into the garden I managed to locate what it was - a nice Jersey Tiger. Not unexpected in London (SW18) but a new species for the garden. Popped back in to get the camera and managed to get a couple of shots of it, while balanced on top of a step ladder as it was about 10ft up a tree.
Yes a beautiful moth, I was just trying to Identify what form This one was I think it is the red form, I have the red and yellow form Together On the cover of my Observers book of larger moths by R. L. E. FORD Revised Edition, Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London, England 1974
It mentions in this book that the species was more or less confined to the County of Devonshire where it occured in Colonies in several places, so Pleaseing to see the successful spread of this moth in 41 years I,ve not Looked But possibly spread its range further than london, as a kid in the 60,s I remember my dad bringing back from work specimens of the Garden Tiger Moth which used to get caught up in buildings or lighting, and I also found The Larva often in the garden not sure what food plant it ate, but have never Come across any adult moths myself and no Larva since a kid, "woolly bears" we called them, would love to see them back sometime perhaps even With a Jersey Tiger Moth