Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Cream-spot Tiger
Arctia villica

(Oberthur, 1911) 2058 / 72.027

Morley's Final Catalogue: Suffolk, teste W.C. Hewitson Esq. (Stephens, Illust, ii, 1828, p.72). Of frequent occurrence, though rarer than formerly (cp. Ent. Wk. Intell. x, 1861,27); no recent record from west Suffolk, except at Worlington in 1925 et seqq. (Whit). Annually scarce at Waldringfield (Wlr); Felixstow and Nacton (Gibbs); Bentley and Barnby (Vinter); Dodnash, Ipswich, Belton, Gorleston, etc

Recent Suffolk status: Almost exclusively found in the Breck and along the coastal belt.

Life history: Single-brooded in early summer.

Identification: Unmistakable. Sometimes seen by day but most records are of adults to light.

Habitat: Open woodland, heathland, grassland and gardens.

Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1918.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
26/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/05/2024225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
26/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 25-32mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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