Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Photo © Ian Gamble,  Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire (09/06/22)

Immature stages

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Cream-spot Tiger
Arctia villica
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Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2068 / 72.029

General comments:
Vagrant and recently established resident - expanding its range.

There are a few historical records, but this striking moth was absent for about 60 years until 2010 when it first appeared in the north-west of Hertfordshire. It is now widespread as a breeding resident in the western and north-western sectors and is extending its range eastwards and southwards. It reached the eastern boundary at Bishops Stortford in 2022; the historical record in the tetrad above that containing my garden, refers to a sighting by Clifford Craufurd in 1939. The two modern Middlesex records affect Wembley in 2010 and Acton in 2015.

Recorded in 20 (49%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
08/07/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
03/07/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
30/06/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
29/06/2023120SP91 - Tring
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 23-27mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Common Comfrey and many other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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