Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Parasemia plantaginis Linnaeus, 1758
Wood Tiger

Family: Erebidae
Checklist Number: 72.025

A scarce species which, despite its name, is morelikely to be encountered on open moorland. Active from May to July

Bell Heather Erica cinerea, plantain Plantago, Rock Rose Heliathemum mummularium, Groundsel Senecio vulgaris, and similar species are used by the larvae

Parasemia plantaginis
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