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 an adult was found in a Beeston Garden (per Sexton, T.) but there have been 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. Must be considered to be a potential colonist in the coming years, although there seems to be little evidence of any national range expansion at the present time.
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
Full grown (captive reared) larvae. Photographed July 2019
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.

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Updated January 2021

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