Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Photo © Lynnette Nicholson, Mark Golley,  16/03/2024 - Cley Feeding on Comfrey

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Immature stages

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Cream-spot Tiger
Arctia villica
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Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2068 / 72.029

Norfolk status
Scarce but increasing.
Several West Norfolk recent records (2020+) indicate that the species is slowly spreading north in to Norfolk from the southern counties.

Day-flying species (also comes to light) found in damp areas such as fens, marshes, river banks, as well as rocky cliffs near the sea. Locally common in southern and south-west England, south Wales and some areas in North-west England.

C.G. Barrett, 1889 "Two specimens have been taken at Burgh near Aylsham, by Mr. Godfrey Burr"

A single caterpillar was found in the ladies lavatory at Martham in 2014, the first modern-day record, of unconfirmed provenance, in Norfolk. (D. Holman, C. Stean 09/04/14)

Adult seen near Martham Ferry in 2017 and photographed with phone before it flew off high over the reeds. (Will Soar, 24/06/17)

New for VC28 in 2019 when three were recorded to light trap on the same night at two sites! (Weeting and Ingoldisthorpe, 29/06/19)

In July 2023 a large influx was reported at Cley-next-the-Sea, described as "clouds of Scarlet Tigers", with at least 10 seen egg laying. Several caterpillars where also recorded the following Spring.


[MBGBI volume 9]

Recorded in 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1878.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/04/2024127TG00Welborne
11/04/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
22/03/202410027TG04Cley next the Sea
16/03/20241027TG04Cley next the Sea
11/07/2023128TF70Oxborough / Foulden Common
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 23-27mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Common Comfrey and many other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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