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Arctia villica villica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arctia villica britannica Oberthür, 1911
previously: Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)

Cream-spot Tiger
72.0270 (B&F: 2058)

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

Status and ecology:

A resident species. Adults usually occurs singly by day and at mv light, although they are occasionally common in a very few places within a stone's throw of the sea, as at Camber and Thorney Island. Larvae are often noticeably more numerous than the resultant adults. Very local and distinctly episodic in any numbers. Thinly distributed in the south but almost completely missing from the north. In decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the third week of May to early July, occasionally from early May or to mid July. Larvae feed on a wide variety of unspecified low-growing plants. (Pratt, 2011)

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Bracklesham, 26 v 2017 Photo: Derek Lee

Arctia villica (Oberthur, 1911)

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Distribution map for Arctia villica

(Distribution at 1km scale)

ssp. britannica |   |   | All records

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Phenology chart for Arctia villica

Phenology: Adult | Larva

Forms or subspecies: ssp. britannica |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

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