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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2057 / 72.026

An uncommon and declining resident.

Found in a range of open habitats.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 108 (77%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1850.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 28-37mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Nettle, docks, burdocks etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
06/11/2020+VC37 - WorcestershireSO85 -
01/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
31/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
29/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
29/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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