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Scarlet Tiger Moth

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The Scarlet Tiger Moth is found mainly in damp meadows, clearings and fens. Its black fore-wings, spotted with white and orange, have a metallic sheen, while the scarlet hind-wings and abdomen, marked with black, scare off predators. The caterpillars feed mainly on weeds such as comfrey and stinging nettles.

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30th Dec 2007

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Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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