Main: (Erebidae / Arctiinae)
72.028 [B&F: 2058a] Patton's Tiger (Hyphoraia testudinaria) (Geoffroy, 1785)

 

Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from sandy areas in the mountains of southern Europe, appearing on the south coast. Recorded four times in Britain: Kingsham, West Sussex on 29 May 2005; Abbortskerswell, Dorset on 12 June 2006; Totland, Isle of Wight on 5 May 2011; Newport, Isle of Wight on 6 May 2011. Not recorded from Hampshire to date. Wingspan 35-45 mm. Larva feeds on Common Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel and Dock; no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Totland (SZ38)05-May-2011oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Newport (SZ58)06-May-2011oneSmith, Joan Adult

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