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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2057 / 72.026

Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on a wide variety of herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is common on unimproved grassland, on farmland transitioning from improved arable to unimproved grassland such as 'set-aside' land on chalky soils, in river valleys and in gardens well stocked with herbaceous plants. The moth is infrequent on dry acid soils where herbaceous plants are scarce. None of the extreme varieties that are occasionally noted elsewhere in the... Read More

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 28-37mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle, docks, burdocks etc
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
25/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
25/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
22/08/201929SY98 Wareham

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