Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2057 / 72.026

Morley's Final Catalogue: Suffolk, teste W.C. Hewitson Esq. (Stephens, Illus. ii, 1829, p.198). Woolly Bears are adundant in all gardens, to a less extent on our central clay.

Recent status: Much declined in recent years. 'Woolly Bears' are found far less frequently. The core populations now seem centred along the coastal belt, river valleys and fens in the west.

Identification: Unmistakable.

Habitat: Gardens, woodland and marshes.

Recorded in 49 (84%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
01/08/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
23/07/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
22/07/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
15/07/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Forewing: 28-37mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle, docks, burdocks etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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