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Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2068 / 72.029

A common resident in the south and is spreading rapidly northwards, reaching Staffordshire in 2007, with 77 subsequent records by 2020.

Prefers fens, marshes, riverbanks but also gardens and woodland.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults fly during the day but also come to light later.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1914.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-27mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Common Comfrey, Green Alkanet and many other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/12/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87 -
16/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ41 -
16/10/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41 -
15/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
30/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58

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