Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.026

Formerly widespread and common across the region, but in decline (in line with the wider trend inland in southern Britain). Still fairly widespread but much less numerous and increasingly local. Occurs in a wide range of generally open habitats.

Recorded in 66 (85%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, including Nettle, docks and burdocks
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/2022+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP81
17/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU48
04/08/20211VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
29/07/20211VC22 - BerkshireSU49
20/07/2021+VC23 - OxfordshireSP33

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