72.026 .... B&F 2057
Garden Tiger Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Once a very common moth across the whole of the UK, the Garden Tiger has now all but disappeared from Nottinghamshire. Well known to generations of school children for its 'Woolly Bear' caterpillar, today's younger generations have missed out on seeing this splendid moth. Although there have been very few records in recent years, it seems that the Garden Tiger is making a comeback, with the Idle Valley NR now recording it annually, but we also know of at least one site in suburban Nottingham, where it has also occurred in recent years.The one photographed, was kindly given to us for photographing by Dave Hursthouse in July 2013.
Photographed at Lound Wood June 2007
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Garden Tiger
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Lound Moth Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). NBGRC. Barry Lygo. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Melanie Newman. Martin Gray.

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Updated January 2020

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