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Parasemia plantaginis plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Parasemia plantaginis insularum Seitz, 1910
previously: Parasemia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Wood Tiger
72.0250 (B&F: 2056)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Erebidae
   »Subfamily: Arctiinae
    »Tribe: Arctiini

Status and ecology:

Presumed extinct in East Sussex since 1949 and in West Sussex since 1992. Adults were often rare, while larvae were occasionally common; always extremely local and very irregular appearance. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late June, occasionally from mid May or to early July. Larvae feed on plantain. (Pratt, 2011)

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Lankham Bottom Dorset, 24 vi 2012 Photo: Keith Alexander

Parasemia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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