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Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)

Garden Tiger
72.0260 (B&F: 2057)


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

Resident and suspected infrequent immigrant. Adults normally occur singly or sparingly at mv light, although they are occasionally fairly common to common in a few places near the coast; rare in mid Sussex and in much of the north. Larvae are often noticeably more numerous than the resultant adults. Any numbers are very local and distinctly episodic. In decline throughout. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to the third week of August, sometimes from mid or even early June during recent years. Adults have been seen in every week from late May to mid September. Larvae feed on stinging nettle, dock, bramble, virginia creeper, black horehound, leopard's-bane, red dead-nettle, water forget-me-not, bedstraw, hound's-tongue, and plantain. (Pratt, 2011)

Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brighton, 03 viii 2014
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
South Saxon Wetlands, 10 viii 2013
Photo: Crystal Ray
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fernhurst, xx 2006
Photo: Sarah Patton
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 24 vii 2009
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 30 vii 2008
Photo: John Luck
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 30 vii 2008
Photo: John Luck
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seaford, 30 vii 2007
Photo: Roy Neeve
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Henfield, 29 v 2011
Photo: Richard Roebuck

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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