Scarlet Tiger Moth ?


Photo Information
I think this is a Scarlet Tiger Moth ?
(Please let me know if this is correct ?)

This was seen on 1st July in a cliifftop hamlet near the beach in North Devon, close to the coastal path.

K70 + Sigma 18-250 at full zoom (and cropped)
09/07/2017 - 22:51PeterKR
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/500
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO640
Focal Length250mm
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 23:13
It has the general appearance of a Burnet (which is usually Black with red spots). These are known to have white spots now and then. This harlequin version is a new one on me.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 04:51
Well spotted
PPG

PeterKR

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 20:00
Update added later -

A Google search would indicate that this IS a Scarlet Tiger Moth. The red flash between the wings would indicate the scarlet inner wings beneath and the description says this moth has a characteristic green iridescence on the wings, which was one of the features which caught my eye. It is also commonly seen near sea shores and is a daytime flyer.

Peter

Teaka53

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 14:32
What a spot and capture, well done Peter
Malc
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