Definition of garden tiger in English:

garden tiger


  • A large European tiger moth with boldly marked, chiefly brown and white forewings and orange and black hindwings.

    Arctia caja, family Arctiidae

    • ‘Since 1989, the garden tiger moth has remained at low densities and low incidence.’
    • ‘Climate change and altered land management have been implicated in an 85% decline in the abundance of garden tiger moths over the past thirty years in the U.K.’
    • ‘Here is the garden tiger male with the tiger female and below it the female in what seemed to be a stage of ovulation.’
    • ‘Could someone please tell me if both these moths are Garden Tigers?’