Arctia caja (NL: Grote beer / EN: garden tiger moth / DE: Braune Bär) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. The moth is nocturnal and can usually only be seen flying around a source of light. The distinctively coloured, long-haired caterpillar, on the other hand, is seen more frequently. It can grow up to 6 cm long and plays dead when in danger.
Image: De Panne (B) - 22/05/2011
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