Erebidae: Arctiinae

2056 (ABH72.025) Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10557

Bulgaria, June 2006
Bulgaria, June 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, June 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon amongst plant stems.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), Greater Plantain (Plantago major), Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor), groundsels (Senecio spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Moorland, woodland, downland and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1828

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 June to 18 June


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, brown, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5