Erebidae: Arctiinae

2057 (ABH72.026) Garden Tiger Arctia caja, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10598

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Garden Tiger
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates on or near the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 28-37mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), docks (Rumex spp.), burdocks (Arctium spp.), Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Damp, open meadows, gardens, fens, riverbanks and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 57 (21.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 June to 25 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 08 April to 17 June



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