72.029 .... B&F 2068
Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Status .....An adult attracted to MV light at Southwell in July 2015 (Yates, D.) was the first record for Nottinghamshire. A second duly followed in 2018, when one was found in a Beeston Garden (per Sexton, T.) but there were no further records until two within days of each other at Bestwood Village and Carlton in late June 2020. Both occurred during a period of hot, humid weather. Remarkably, a third record came from Netherfield Lagoons in early July 2020 and it has been recorded there again in 2021.

Scarlet Tiger is expanding it's range and is on the point of colonising Nottinghamshire. The Market Warsop specimen, was another attracted to MV light during the third night of a spell of very warm and humid weather.
Photographed at Market Warsop, July 18th 2021
Photographed by Andy Adcock at Carlton, Nottingham June 2020   Photographed by Peter Smith at Netherfield Lagoons, July 2020
Early stages                            
Young (captive reared) larvae. Photographed June 2019
Half-grown (captive reared) larva. Photographed July 2019
Full-grown larva. Photographed April 2023
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scarlet Tiger  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - David Yates. Tim Sexton. Sean Tobin. Andy Adcock. Peter Smith. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Trevor and Dilys Pendelton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Michael Sharp. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022). Nick and Samantha Brownley.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024
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