I saw this beautiful Scarlet Tiger moth whilst walking back from the Wheatfield a couple of days ago. He / she was sitting in the middle of a road – fortunately it was a side road with very little traffic. Also known as Callimorpha dominula, it is a day flying moth which also flies at night.
They can be found mainly in South and West England and Wales. In flight, the beautiful scarlet red hindwings can be seen – a glimpse of which can be seen here.
They are very beautiful moths and it’s always a treat to see one.
For further information have a look at the Butterfly Conservation website.