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Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2068 / 72.029
Photo © Dave Holman,  Ex larva, Martham 09/04/14. Emerged 30/05/14

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Cream-spot Tiger
Arctia villica
Forewing: 23-27mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Common Comfrey and many other plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status

Day-flying species (also comes to light) found in damp areas such as fens, marshes, river banks, as well as rocky cliffs near the sea. Locally common in southern and south-west England, south Wales and some areas in North-west England.

C.G. Barrett, 1889 "Two specimens have been taken at Burgh near Aylsham, by Mr. Godfrey Burr"

A single caterpillar was found in the ladies lavatory at Martham in 2014, the first modern-day record, of unconfirmed provenance, in Norfolk. (D. Holman, C. Stean 09/04/14)

Adult seen near Martham Ferry in 2017 and photographed with phone before it flew off high over the reeds. (Will Soar, 24/06/17)

New for VC28 in 2019 when three were recorded to light trap on the same night at two sites! (Weeting and Ingoldisthorpe, 29/06/19)

[MBGBI volume 9]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (11%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
27/06/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
26/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/06/2020128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
06/07/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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