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Jersey Tiger

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The Jersey tiger is so called because it is a very common species in the Channel Islands although it does occur on the south coast of England. Some thrity or so years ago it was found mainly in Devon and Cornwall but has now spread in to Dorset where it can be seen flying by day, mainly in August.

It is a species that prefers a coastal habitat and can be found on cliffs and in course grassy areas but it also turns up in gardens and parks in seaside towns. It is a lover of buddleia flowers which is a good place to find them.

It is a very handsome insect which I have yet to see and photograph as an adult but I have, at least, found its caterpillar at Radipole Lake where it is, apparently, quite common so I need to get back there in August as I usually avoid Weymouth in August!



The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Jersey Tiger
Scientific Name Euplagia quadripunctaria
Interest Level
Species Family Tiger and Ermine moths
Preferred Environment
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Additional Identification Notes