Ruby Tiger - Phragmatobia fuliginosa


Wingspan 30-35 mm. Showing a gradual variation in colour, with the brightest individuals in the south, and much duller specimens in Scotland, attributable to the subspecies borealis.

Identification difficulty

Downland, heathland and sand-dunes and in woodland clearings, farmland and gardens.

When to see it

It is double-brooded in the south, flying in April to June and again in August and September. In the north there is just one generation, in June.

Life History

The larvae are polyphagous, feeding on a number of herbaceous plants.

UK Status

Fairly widespread throughout Britain, this species is common in places. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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