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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. July 2019

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Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2068 / 72.029

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very rare, and now probably confined to Barton Mills. Kesgrave, a few larvae (Gr); Tuddenham (Garrett); Mildenhall, and specimens on the wing at Barton Mills (T. & J. Brown): ante 1890. Our sole later records are of two taken at Barton Mills in June 1896 by the late E.G.J. Sparke, and now ? in his coll. in Bury Museum; and one at Brandon, 5 July 1937 (Hawley).

Recent Status: Recorded from Ixworth on 22.06.2014 and attributed to a deliberate release.

In 2019 several were noted at Bixley Heath, Ipswich in June (origins unknown but most likely a deliberate release as not in typical habitat), one was light-trapped at Bawdsey Hall on 24 June (M.J. Deans) followed by another at Ipswich Golf Course, Purdis Farm on 10 July (N. Sherman).

Identification: Unmistakable.

Habitat: Damp areas like fens and marshes.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (10%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2021126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
20/06/2020126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
10/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/06/2019125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
05/07/1937+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 23-27mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Common Comfrey and many other plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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