Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja
Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula
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Jersey Tiger
Euplagia quadripunctaria

(Poda, 1761) 72.030

A recent arrival, as part of its recent colonisation of the London area and other parts of southeast England. It is spreading rapidly and is now well established in parts of the east of the region, with large numbers seen in several places. Occurs in a range of open habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 43 (55%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2007.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Common Nettle, Hemp-agrimony, plantains and other low plants.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
28/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU99
27/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireTQ08
27/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU88
26/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU99

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