Garden tiger moth (Arctia caja) in Gloucester

A single Garden tiger moth (Arctia caja) was spotted today (09/07/13) at 15:15hrs on the Gloucestershire Archives site (OS Map ref: SO835189).

Butterfly was resting on a window on the N side of the Archives building in shade in the gap between the Archives building and the Frith Centre.  When it did fly, it appeared to be having trouble fighting the prevailing wind (which channels through the gap).  It eventually flew downwind into the garden area at the Archives.

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