72.029 (2068) Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Adventive. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first record for Scotland was found at Barnbarroch (VC73), on a potato plant (which is no longer there) in late June, 1997, and was belatedly reported to Dumfries & Galloway Environmental Resources Centre in July, 2006. A photograph of the specimen hangs in Reception at the Kippford Holiday Park. Rumours abounded that an unknown person brought some over from the continent and released them, but we have no proof of this.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva, during August to May.
 
Larval foodplants
A wide variety.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Coastal areas, fens, marshes and gardens in years of abundance.
 
Recorders' notes
Has been accepted onto the Scottish Macro Moth List as an adventive.
© Camilla Aston, Barnbarroch, June 1997

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  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
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