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2057 ~ Garden Tiger ~ Arctia caja
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 50-78mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of open habitats.


Many herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-late June. Pupates in a slight cocoon formed in the debris on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 10th July 2010, Morben ISAF

Photo by PRW, 12th July 2011, Commins Coch
An interesting aberration.