Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis
Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis
Adult • North Lincs. • ©

72.025 BF2056
Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 32-38 mm. A species of woodland, downland and acid grassland, this attractive moth is locally distributed over much of Britain. The males often fly in sunshine, but the females tend to be mainly nocturnal. In northern and upland districts, the yellow colour of the hindwings is sometimes replaced with whitish; this is known as ab. hospita. The larvae feed on a range of herbaceous plants.

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