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Garden Tiger
Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2057 / 72.026
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2017

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants, including Nettle, docks and burdocks
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Formerly widespread and common across the region, but in decline (in line with the wider trend inland in southern Britain). Still fairly widespread but much less numerous and increasingly local. Occurs in a wide range of generally open habitats.

Recorded in 66 (85%) 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
07/07/2022+24SP81 - Aylesbury, Aston Clinton
17/06/2022122SU48 - Wantage (E) / Harwell
04/08/2021123SP51 - Bletchington, Otmoor, Murcott
29/07/2021122SU49 - Marcham / Abingdon (W)
20/07/2021+23SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
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