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Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa Length 22-25mm. A striking moth that rests with its wings held in a tent-like manner. Adult has reddish forewings; individuals from north of range are duller than their southern counterparts. When disturbed, pinkish hindwings and red abdomen are sometimes revealed. Flies May–June. Larva is reddish and hairy; feeds on a wide range of herbaceous plants. Widespread and common.
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Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa Length 22-25mm. A striking moth that rests with its wings held in a tent-like manner. Adult has reddish forewings; individuals from north of range are duller than their southern counterparts. When disturbed, pinkish hindwings and red abdomen are sometimes revealed. Flies May–June. Larva is reddish and hairy; feeds on a wide range of herbaceous plants. Widespread and common.

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Date: 16 Jun 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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