Seq # 700310010

Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 20, 2020, 10:17 a.m.


A common species throughout Belgium. Populations can fluctuate considerably from year to year.


Details

Classification
Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Arctiinae > Tribus: Arctiini > Genus: Arctia > Species: Arctia caja
Vernacular names
Grote beer (NL), Garden Tiger (EN), L'Ecaille Martre, La Hérissonne (FR), Brauner Bär (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 29.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Flight periods

The adults fly from June till the end of August in one generation a year. They come to light after midnight.


Observed on

Substrates:
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on various herbaceous plants like Urtica, Rumex obtusifolius, Rumex hydrolapathum and Cynoglossum. Hibernates as a small larva.

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