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Last year I saw quite a few of those butterflies in my garden


By Cedille

London, United Kingdom Gb

Last year I saw quite a few of those butterflies (or probably a moth actually) in my garden, in south London. I have looked everywhere but I can't find their names. Can anyone help with identification?

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I reckon its a Tiger moth, most likely the Jersey Tiger Moth. Easier to identify if you can see the second pair of wings beneath, but I can't think of another that fits the bill. Only sighted in London for the first time in 2010, prior to that in Dorset and parts of the south coast. Previously only known in Jersey itself. Can be seen during the day time, when its also active.

29 Mar, 2012


Oh that's wonderful, this is it!!! Thank you very much for your help, very useful!

29 Mar, 2012


pretty critter isnt it.

30 Mar, 2012


Indeed, and very unusual!

30 Mar, 2012


Oh, I didn't realise they were only seen in London for the last two years. I am also in South London and saw one last year and the year before. I assumed they'd been around for longer than that. They're very striking, aren't they?

30 Mar, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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