The Jersey tiger moth (Callimorpha
quadripunctaria) needs humid warm habitats as can be found in the valley
of the river Elbe. The northern limit of the range of this species is
here in central Europe. Near the limits of their range, the species are
usually rare and they are very sensitive to changes in their environment.
In the Council Directive of the European Community on the Conservation of
natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Annex II) the Jersey
tiger moth is declared as a priority species which needs
specially protected habitats.
Dresden protects rare and threatened species, animals
as well as plants, by acquiring habitats they need to