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Ruby Tiger
Phragmatobia fuliginosa

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2064 / 72.024

Morley's Final Catalogue: Surprisingly rare; by no means 'generally distributed,' as Bloomfield states (ante 1890). A single specimen in Bentley Woods during 1893 (Baylis); a second taken there on 17 May 1924 (Mly); several at Waldringfield light before 1929 (Wlr). One at Fritton Warren (see no.14, supra); two at light, Fritton marshes, July 1935 (Mr). Several larvae at Easton Bavents in 1935 (Baker).

Recent Suffolk status: Widespread and common.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Umistakeable.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including Woodland, gardens and heathland.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/01/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
22/01/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
19/10/2023126TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
13/10/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
04/10/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-19mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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