Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2057 / 72.026

Norfolk status
This spectacular moth was once widespread and common throughout the country, although now listed as nationally declining, it is well recorded in Norfolk, mainly along the coast and in the Broads.

Although its markings are very varied, which has led to many learned studies, the moth's forewings are usually brown, crossed with white lines, while the hindwings are red or occasionally yellow, with big black spots which have deep-blue centres.

It flies mainly at night but is often found during the day, so it can be mistaken for a butterfly.

Stronghold in the Broads, where it is regularly recorded as larvae.

Recorded in 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/07/2024+27TG41Filby
02/07/2024128TF74Titchwell
02/07/2024+27TG41Filby
29/06/2024+27TG32Barton Turf
29/06/20241528TF74Titchwell NNR
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Forewing: 28-37mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle, docks, burdocks etc
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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