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Photo taken on 12/06/11 at Kensworth, Beds.

This is a common moth in southern and central UK, less so in the north. It flies between May and August.

It is often disturbed during the day, and so is a reasonably easy moth to see. Its black and orange-yellow striped caterpillars are often to be found in large numbers on Ragwort.

Photo taken on 12/06/11 at Kensworth, Beds.