Scarlet Tiger

Callimorpha dominula

Description

Wingspan 22mm. The fore-wings are iridescent black with white and cream spots. The hind-wings and abdomen are scarlet with black markings.

Habitat

Lowlands and marshy ground. The larvae feed on Comfrey, Nettles, Meadowsweet, bramble and several other herbaceous plants.

Status and distribution

Local with a tendency towards the south west and Wales. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire but recorded a few times recently. Recorded once at Netherfield.

Best time to see

June to July.