Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Erebidae   Checklist Number: 72.025

Parasemia plantaginis   Linnaeus, 1758

Wood Tiger

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