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Wood Tiger
Parasemia plantaginis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2056 / 72.025

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain and now rare in south-east England, the larva feeding on a wide range of herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth has declined and is now confined to unimproved chalk downland sites where it is at low density; it has also been seen occasionally in an open woodland setting at Stubhampton Bottom. The moth although always local, was once more widespread and in favourable sites occurred abundantly: Badbury Rings, commonly (S Scarsdale Brown, W Parkinson... Read More

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/201919SY69 Dorchester / Sydling
21/06/201919SY69 Dorchester / Sydling
21/06/201929ST60 Cerne Abbas
15/06/201969ST60 Cerne Abbas
14/06/201919ST81 Shillingstone

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