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Wood Tiger
Parasemia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2056 / 72.025
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Lambourn Downs, 2009

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Associated with chalk downland in the region, in the Chilterns and on the Berkshire Downs, and very local and uncommon. Restricted to a handful of sites and may be declining. It has already disappeared from most of southeastern England.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (14%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/2022122SU38 - Uffington / Wantage (W)
21/05/2022124SP91 - Pitstone, Ivinghoe Hills
13/06/2021222SU38 - Uffington / Wantage (W)
13/06/2021122SU38 - Uffington / Wantage (W)
06/06/2021122SU38 - Uffington / Wantage (W)
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