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Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2068 / 72.029

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species confined to the south-west corner of Britain and a few coastal sites in east Kent, the larva feeding on many plants, shrubs and trees. The adult tends to fly in sunshine, but is occasionally active on the warmest summer nights when it is readily attracted to light traps. In Dorset, the moth is resident in a range of different biotypes. It is locally common within unimproved water meadows, edges of rivers, streams and ditches, wet woods and... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-27mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Common Comfrey, Green Alkanet and many other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/201919SY69 Dorchester / Sydling
24/07/201919SY98 Wareham
22/07/201919ST91 Tarrant Gunville
20/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
15/07/201919ST81 Shillingstone

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