Erebidae: Arctiinae

2058 (ABH72.027) Cream-spot Tiger Arctia villica, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10600

Bulgaria 2005
Bulgaria 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Bulgaria 2004
Bulgaria 2004
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria 2005
Bulgaria 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria 2004
Bulgaria 2004
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria 2006
Bulgaria 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria 2004
Bulgaria 2004
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria 2004
Bulgaria 2004
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria 2004
Bulgaria 2004
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates amongst leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 25-32mm.
Foodplant(s): White Dead-nettle (Lamium album), chickweeds (Stellaria spp.), hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.), ragworts (Senecio spp.), Black Horehound (Ballota nigra), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Coastal cliff-tops, saltmarsh edges and sand-dunes and inland open woodland, heathland and road verges.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula

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