Monday, 31 March 2014

Scarlet Tiger moth larvae found in Bedfordshire

Scarlet Tiger moth larvae were found in Bedfordshire for the first time today (31st March 2014). These were feeding on Anchusa azurea and garden Forget-me-not in Mandy Holloway's Heath & Reach garden.
They feed on the plants above in gardens and verges and can also be found on Comfrey.
Please look for them in the county during April and early May 2014. If you find them please not numbers, what they are feeding on, date, location and send with a photograph to
Over subsequent days they have been found on Comfrey at Flitwick Moor and Anchusa azurea near Potsgrove

The photo below was taken by Mandy