Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Cream-spot Tiger
Arctia villica

(Oberthur, 1911) 2058 / 72.027

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern Britain, the larva feeding on a variety of herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth occurs on unimproved grassland along the coast where it is locally common, and inland, very locally in river habitat and ill-drained soils. Inland localities include the River Stour: Milton-on-Stour, Motcombe, Gillingham, Iwerne Minster, Piddles Wood, Shillingstone, Shapwick; the River Piddle: Bere Regis, Bere Stream; the Blackmoor Vale: Holnest, Rooksmoor,... Read More

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Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 25-32mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/2019+9SY66 Portland Bill
04/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
25/06/201919SY78 Broadmayne
25/06/201919ST61 Sherborne
23/06/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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