Erebidae: Arctiinae

2064 (ABH72.024) Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10550

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, April 2011
Great Staughton, April 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): ragworts (Senecio spp.), plantains (Plantago spp.), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Spindle (Euonymus europaeus), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, mid April-June and mid July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open downland, heathland, woodland and sand-dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 137 (50.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 January to 02 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 November to 02 November



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