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72.029 ~ 2068 ~ Scarlet Tiger ~ Callimorpha dominula
UK Status

Resident. Local SW.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common and but local species, but it has been recorded from much of the county

Wingspan :  M & F, 52-58mm.

Confusion species

Cream-spot Tiger.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Fens, marshes and other wet places.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva mid August-May often feeding openly in the sunshine.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by LW, 4th July 2006, OS grid ref SN917746

Photo by PRW, 28th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 21st June 2010, Morben Isaf
Pic shows mating pair.

Photo by PRW, 19th Feb 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by SD, 16th July 2013, Nr. Llanidloes
50+ moths assembled for mating - an event rarely witnessed

Photo by LC, 16th Mar 2019, Meifod