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Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subspecies:
     Phragmatobia fuliginosa fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
     Phragmatobia fuliginosa borealis (Staudinger, 1871)

Ruby Tiger
72.0240 (B&F: 2064)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Arctiinae
        »Tribe: Arctiini

A resident species which is often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light in a wide range of habitats situated in southern Sussex, especially within a few miles of the coast. Usually less frequent in the north. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are very local and distinctly irregular. Number of broods varies between one and three in Sussex, flying most numerously in a single emergence from mid July to late August, occasionally from early July or to early September. Adults have been seen every week from early April to late September. In addition to night-time flights, it sometimes flies diurnally during the spring. Larvae feed on ragwort, bedstraw, bramble and hounds-tongue. (Pratt, 2011)

Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Partridge Green, 30 iv 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
High and Over, 27 iv 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Possingworth Park, 03 viii 2013
Photo: Roger Chisholm-Batten
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Edburton, 18 vii 2006
Photo: Tony Wilson
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Devil's Dyke, 27 iii 2010
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mill Hill, 16 x 2009
Photo: Richard Roebuck

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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