The Moths of Suffolk
2056 Wood Tiger, Parasemia plantaginis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Moorland, downland and open woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to July

Larval foodplants : A wide variety of herbaceous plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Nearly certainly extinct. Near Ipswich (Bree); Belstead (H. Lingwood); Bentley (Henry Miller, all three ante 1890), whence it has certainly died out. For a possible west Suffolk record, cf Entom. Weekly Intelligencer i,1856, 151.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-20mm, Wingspan 34-42mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Wiltshire (vi.2004) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Fontwell Down, Dorset (vii.2004) © N Sherman
Wiltshire (6.vi.2004) © L Gregory
Flushed from long grass by day - Kom mountain, Bulgaria (7.vii.2014) © Neil Sherman
 
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Flushed from sward by day - Martin Down, Hampshire (7.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
Flushed from sward by day - Martin Down, Hampshire (7.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman