Cymbalophora pudica  Esper, 1784
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Arctiidae
Mediterranean Tiger Moth     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Cymbalophora pudica is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found in Southern Europe and Western North Africa. The wingspan is 35-42 mm. The moths are on wing from August to September depending on the location. The larvae feed on various grasses and low growing plants. The larva is hairy but is rarely seen as it hides under stones during the day.

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