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.
Downland, heathland and sand-dunes and in woodland clearings, farmland and gardens.
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.
The larvae are polyphagous, feeding on a number of herbaceous plants.
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.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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