Erebidae: Arctiinae

2068 (ABH72.029) Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10603

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Little Paxton
Little Paxton
 Photo © Ian Dawson
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
ex larva Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017, emerged 27th May. Female.
ex larva Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017, emerged 27th May. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
ex larva Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017, emerged 27th May. Female.
ex larva Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017, emerged 27th May. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017. Final instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017. Final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017. Final instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017. Final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017. Final instar.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 23rd April 2017. Final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates on the food plant or in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 23-27mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale), nettles (Urtica spp.), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), sallows (Salix spp.), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp fens, marshes, riverbanks and rocky cliffs near the sea.

Regional Information

Recorded in 8 (3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 May to 18 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 April to 12 April

Similar Species
Bulgaria 2005
Bulgaria 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Cream-spot Tiger Arctia villica

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