MartinWood14: @msabirder #teammoth My 1st Garden Tiger https://t.co/vR2wgQd7g5

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MartinWood14: @msabirder #teammoth My 1st Garden Tiger https://t.co/vR2wgQd7g5

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Tweet Contents @msabirder #teammoth My 1st Garden Tiger https://t.co/vR2wgQd7g5
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Tweet Author Martin Wood
Tweet Date Saturday, 12 August, 2017 - 07:26
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Common Name Garden Tiger
Scientific Name Arctia caja
Interest Level
3/5
Related Species Tiger and Ermine moths
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Summary

This tiger moth is a visitor to the moth trap in July and August but I have found it on a couple of occasions during the day, seemingly fast asleep, on hedgerow flowers.

The garden tiger is quite easily recognised by that intricate black and white pattern on its wings although the actual pattern itself can vary between insects; indeed, it is thought no two are the same. It can vary in colour too from black through to chocolate brown

It is a common species near the coast and is widespread occurring in all sorts of habitat and is quite at home in gardens and parkland as it is not over fussy about a particular food plant; it is quite happy on almost any wild or garden plant where it can get sufficient nectar. It appears that it may be declinijg inland.


 

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Early Garden Tiger moth. Usually flies July Aug ? First ever for us ! https://t.co/3lPSK32f0v
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28/05/2017 - 09:15
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12/08/2017 - 07:26
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Title: Martin Wood

Green Woodpecker

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17/01/2017 - 15:30
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Title: Martin Wood

Golden Plover at Maiden Castle

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22/01/2017 - 18:30
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Title: Martin Wood

Great White Egret at Longham Lakes

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17/02/2017 - 14:45
Last viewed: 1 hour 4 min ago
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Title: Martin Wood

Great White Egret at Longham Lakes

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24/02/2017 - 22:45
Last viewed: 4 days 21 hours ago
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: #LytchettFields lots of Primrose's at Lytchett Fields looking goon in the sun https://t.co/xPhQFSOxbe

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25/03/2017 - 20:30
Last viewed: 4 days 5 hours ago
Total views: 156
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Record shot of Green Sandpiper #LytchettFields https://t.co/luN00vSvSP

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25/03/2017 - 20:30
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Total views: 182
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: #LytchettFields Do you know what this fly/bee is @Lytchettbirder taken at Lytchett Fields today https://t.co/7pz16yiYrv

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25/03/2017 - 20:15
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: The 3 Egyptian Geese on the large island in south lake at Longham Lakes this morning. https://t.co/X7CUuyjwM7

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22/04/2017 - 22:45
Last viewed: 2 days 12 hours ago
Total views: 120
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: @DorsetBirdClub @RetroGamer_Daz male and female gargany on south lake this evening https://t.co/aNbQzrKRdl

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18/05/2017 - 19:15
Last viewed: 19 hours 44 min ago
Total views: 76
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Roe Deer on small island in south lake this evening. https://t.co/t4KhU5bXy6

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18/05/2017 - 21:45
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: @DominicCouzens @DorsetBirdClub @PatchBirding yesterday evenings Garganey https://t.co/x1xgDLrMpD

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19/05/2017 - 10:00
Last viewed: 1 day 32 min ago
Total views: 96
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Grey Wagtail, my favourite wagtail, at Longham Lakes this afternoon https://t.co/9FYIglGyBv

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20/05/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 2 days 7 hours ago
Total views: 100
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Anyone know what type of flower this is, growing among reeds and the edge of South Lake Longham. https://t.co/aJp8PMrwRT

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26/05/2017 - 13:45
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: RT @UKBMSLive: First Silver-studded Blues for the year on Stoborough Heath transect today. https://t.co/m4GEIiB17c

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02/06/2017 - 06:45
Last viewed: 15 hours 38 min ago
Total views: 106
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: My first faded Green Carpet. Excited to be having a go at my first moth trapping my thanks to @msabirder https://t.co/QIkp4yeYXm

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04/06/2017 - 21:15
Last viewed: 3 days 10 hours ago
Total views: 86
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: My first Elephant Hawk-Moths @BritishMoths cracking moths these hawk moths https://t.co/NtGO9Yzwkd

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21/06/2017 - 23:00
Last viewed: 1 day 15 hours ago
Total views: 44
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: RT @fled1000: I've been waiting for this ! My first ever buff tip -------- @NatureUK @MothIDUK #teammoth https://t.co/FoN1HzeXMk

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07/07/2017 - 21:45
Last viewed: 3 days 12 hours ago
Total views: 49
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Swallow-tailed Moth https://t.co/udcTJkutCE

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08/07/2017 - 09:30
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Large Yellow Underwing. https://t.co/CT0oVOYYRy

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08/07/2017 - 09:00
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Can anyone tell me what type of Dragonfly this is at Longham Lakes. One of the Red Vain Darters? https://t.co/ktgGC1iPW8

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08/07/2017 - 19:45
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Scalloped Oak https://t.co/2aYdikmNH3

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09/07/2017 - 12:00
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Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Brown tail https://t.co/iSwilD6zS8

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15/07/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 3 days 21 hours ago
Total views: 40
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: Juvenile Green Woodpecker at Longham Lakes this morning https://t.co/HcZHWCzdQI

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29/07/2017 - 12:00
Last viewed: 1 day 11 hours ago
Total views: 58
Title: Martin Wood

MartinWood14: A slightly bet picture of the Swallow Prominent https://t.co/FLfBc5EcmX

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05/08/2017 - 20:08
Last viewed: 17 hours 28 min ago
Total views: 22

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