Scarlet Tiger

Callimorpha dominulaPhotoForewing Length: 22-26mm 

A large and unmistakable moth. The dark glossy green forewings (which often look black) are spotted with cream and white blotches. The underwings are red, with dark markings. 

Flight Period
One generation, June to July. 

Larval Food plants
Common Comfrey, Hemp Agrimony. Larger larvae disperse to Nettle, Brambles, Sallows, Honeysuckle, and Meadowsweet. 

Riverbanks, marshes, damp woods, damp meadows, can be seen in gardens. 

Local or locally common.