Subject: yellow european moth
Location: Centre/East of Sardinia, Italy
September 21, 2014 4:04 pm
Hi there bugman, my name’s Rossana, location Sardinia, East side, not in the coast but rather to thr centre of it.
Here is the moth I couldn’t identify through google. It is not, in my opinion, a leopard moth, since it is yellow rather than white. So who can it be?
Please let me know!
Btw, it was nice to find your site again after more than ten years! Congratulations, as it’s beautiful
Common names can create some confusion as often the same name is given to more than one species, and sometimes one species can have more than one common name. The scientific binomial system is much more accurate, and it eliminates confusion when one species has a range that extends across countries that speak different languages. We suspect the Leopard Moth you mentioned is Zeuzera pyrina. Your moth is a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae, and we believe it might be Chelis maculosa which is pictured on Hants Moths. Additional images can be found on Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa. Another possibility is Cymbalophora pudica which can also be viewed on the Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa.