Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Photo © Mike Harcup,  28/07/2019 - Cley

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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja
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Jersey Tiger
Euplagia quadripunctaria

(Poda, 1761) 2067 / 72.030
Norfolk status
Nationally scarce (Nb), suspected rare immigrant.

Until recently restricted in distribution to the Channel Islands and parts of the south coast. Found in south Devon with colonies recently appearing in Dorset and the Isle of Wight. There is also a thriving population in parts of London, Hertfordshire and several records from Bedfordshire. The species appears to be spreading north.

Underwings can be either bold red/orange with black spots or yellow with black spots, f.lutescens

First recorded in Norfolk when a specimen was photographed in a garden at Castle Acre, in west Norfolk, on 17th August 2013 (Nick Ford).
A second adult was found in a kitchen in Norwich on 6th July 2017 (Hendrik Witziers)
Recent records from near Thwaite Common in 2018, Cley in 2019 (M. Harcup) and two at West Walton in 2019 (L. Simkins)
Migrant examples also recorded along the coast in Suffolk.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2013.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2019228TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
28/07/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
03/08/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
06/07/2017127TG20 - Norwich
17/08/2013128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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Forewing: 28-33mm
Season: July - September
Foodplant:   Common Nettle, Hemp-agrimony, plantains and other low plants
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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