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Phragmatobia fuliginosa fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phragmatobia fuliginosa borealis (Staudinger, 1871)
previously: Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ruby Tiger
72.0240 (B&F: 2064)

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

Status and ecology:

A resident species which is often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light in a wide range of habitats situated in southern Sussex, especially within a few miles of the coast. Usually less frequent in the north. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are very local and distinctly irregular. Number of broods varies between one and three in Sussex, flying most numerously in a single emergence from mid July to late August, occasionally from early July or to early September. Adults have been seen every week from early April to late September. In addition to night-time flights, it sometimes flies diurnally during the spring. Larvae feed on ragwort, bedstraw, bramble and hounds-tongue. (Pratt, 2011)

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Partridge Green, 30 iv 2014 Photo: Olly Ellis

Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution map for Phragmatobia fuliginosa

(Distribution at 1km scale)

ssp. fuliginosa | ssp. borealis |   |   | All records

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

Phenology chart for Phragmatobia fuliginosa

Phenology: Adult | Larva | Pupa

Forms or subspecies: ssp. fuliginosa | ssp. borealis |   |   | All records

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

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