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Wood Tiger
Parasemia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2056 / 72.025
Photo © Graham Feathestone,  Lealholm Moor

Similar Yorkshire Species: None
Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species seems to have declined in the past few years. There are still occasional reports from chalk grassland, moorland and mosses in all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): There have been increased numbers of records of this day-flying moth in the last ten years from the Dales, the North York Moors and the Pennines in the west of VC63. The only inland records have been from Wharram Quarry in VC61.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 81 (41%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1858.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2023265SE09 - Redmire / Grinton
21/06/2023164SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
21/06/2023163SK28 - Hathersage
19/06/2023164SD77 - Ingleborough
13/06/2023164SD77 - Ingleborough
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