Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Jersey Tiger
Euplagia quadripunctaria

(Poda, 1761) 2067 / 72.030

Davey, P., 2009: A very local species confined to the Channel Islands and the south coast of Devon, the larva feeding on a various herbaceous plants. The adult may be seen nectaring on the flowers of Buddleia davidii in sunshine, and is readily flushed from its resting-place by day. In Dorset, this exotic moth is well-established and often frequent along much of the coast between Abbotsbury and Portland. The few light trap observations further east and north include: Yetminster, on 31 July 2004... Read More

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1964.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 28-33mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Common Nettle, Hemp-agrimony, plantains and other low plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/201919SY98 Wareham
09/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
03/09/201919SY49 Bridport
02/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
02/09/201919SY49 Bridport

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