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Wood Tiger
Parasemia plantaginis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.025

Associated with chalk downland in the region, in the Chilterns and on the Berkshire Downs, and very local and uncommon. Restricted to a handful of sites and may be declining. It has already disappeared from most of southeastern England.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (14%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU38
21/05/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP91
13/06/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU38
13/06/20212VC22 - BerkshireSU38
06/06/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU38

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