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Arctia villica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subspecies:
     Arctia villica villica (Linnaeus, 1758)
     Arctia villica britannica Oberthür, 1911

Cream-spot Tiger
72.0270 (B&F: 2058)


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

A resident species. Adults usually occurs singly by day and at mv light, although they are occasionally common in a very few places within a stone's throw of the sea, as at Camber and Thorney Island. Larvae are often noticeably more numerous than the resultant adults. Very local and distinctly episodic in any numbers. Thinly distributed in the south but almost completely missing from the north. In decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the third week of May to early July, occasionally from early May or to mid July. Larvae feed on a wide variety of unspecified low-growing plants. (Pratt, 2011)

Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Bracklesham, 26 v 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 29 v 2018
Photo: Keith Hackett
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Bracklesham, 19 v 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Lindfield, 28 v 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Lindfield, 28 v 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Bracklesham, 25 v 2015
Photo: Derek Lee
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Steyning, 22 vi 2016
Photo: Olly Ellis
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Park Corner Heath, 15 v 2011
Photo: Colin Knight
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Rowland, 3 v 2011
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Park Corner Heath, 15 v 2011
Photo: Colin Knight
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Hastings Country Park, 15 v 2011
Photo: Stephen and Maggie Freeman
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Park Corner Heath, 16 iii 2010
Photo: Bob Eade

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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