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72.029 (BF2068)

Scarlet Tiger   

Callimorpha dominula
Adult: 3
Adventive. Rare.



Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a larva, during August to May.

Larval foodplants

A wide variety.


Coastal areas, fens, marshes and gardens in years of abundance.

History 1860-2010

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.

It has been accepted onto the Scottish Macro Moth List as an adventive.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1997

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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