Phragmatobia fuliginosa subsp. melitensis  O. Bang-Haas, 1927
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Noctuidae
Maltese Ruby Tiger Moth     Rubin
Further Information:
Reddish-brown moth of the family Arctiidae with a length of 30-35mm. It is common throughout Europe with a number of endemic subspecies such as P. fuliginosa subsp. boerealis in Scotland and P. fuliginosa subsp. melitensis in Malta. Caterpillars are polyphagous and feeds on a number of different herbaceous plants.

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