The Hebe Tiger Moth (Arctia festiva) is an insect in the Erebidae family of moths. It is also known as the English Beer Moth.
The Hebe Tiger Moth has pale yellow forewings (front wings) with black markings. Its hindwings (back wings) are orange with black markings. It has a wide black and orange body, with a black tail. Its antennae are short.
Its wingspan measures 4-6 centimetres (1.5-2.5 inches).
The Hebe Tiger Moth is native to central and southern Europe, central Asia, Russia, Mongolia, China, and the Caucasus region of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. It prefers elevated regions.
The larva stage (the caterpillar) feeds on plants. The adult moth feeds on flower nectar.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM