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Ruby Tiger
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2064 / 72.024
Photo © Magnus Flett,  25/04/2020 - Henley, Suffolk

Similar Suffolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Morley's Final Catalogue: Surprisingly rare; by no means 'generally distributed,' as Bloomfield states (ante 1890). A single specimen in Bentley Woods during 1893 (Baylis); a second taken there on 17 May 1924 (Mly); several at Waldringfield light before 1929 (Wlr). One at Fritton Warren (see no.14, supra); two at light, Fritton marshes, July 1935 (Mr). Several larvae at Easton Bavents in 1935 (Baker).

Recent status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Very distinctive.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including Woodland, gardens and heathland.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
21/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
18/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/05/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
25/04/2020125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
Further info: Phragmatobia fuliginosa
 
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