Tarby's picture

Moth?

Observed: 12th October 2011 By: TarbyTarby’s reputation in Invertebrates
Moth?
Description:

Seen on cruise ship, off south coast of Portugal.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Crimson Speckled (Utetheisa pulchella) interacts

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Tarby's picture

Moth?

Saw this on a cruise ship off Portugal. I seem to remember seeing something like this before, and wondered if it was migrating? Also wondered what it was!

Go placidly...

BDeed's picture

Crimson speckled moth

If it is what i think it is then they a found rarely as migrants in the UK but appear to be slowly moving Northwards.

Apparently they are native to the Med. and N.Africa, maybe it decided to hitch a ride with you?