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Cream-spot Tiger
Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2058 / 72.027
Photo © Garry Barlow

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Callimorpha dominula
Forewing: 25-32mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare resident in south Herefordshire.

A species of rough ground, open woodland, heathland.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2014+36SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
05/06/2010136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
16/06/1984136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
1980+36SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
23/05/1978136SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
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