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Ruby Tiger
Phragmatobia fuliginosa

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2064 / 72.024

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on a various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and frequent to common, but occasionally abundant, especially on unimproved calcareous grassland sites both inland and on the coast. The peak of the second brood at the end of July is, on average, forty times greater than the peak of the first brood in early May. A second double brood cycle is suggested by the county data, with peaks at the end of May and the... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/11/201919ST90 - Spetisbury
27/09/201919SY98 Wareham
24/09/2019+9SY98 Wareham
21/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
16/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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