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Wood Tiger
Parasemia plantaginis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2056 / 72.025

A rare and declining resident.

A species of moorland, heathland and limestone hillsides in the north.

Overwinters as a half-grown larva. Adults are easily disturbed during the day and later fly at dusk.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 33 (24%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO49
15/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO49
15/06/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
15/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
02/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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