Scientific name: Erinaceinae
The hedgehog is the most easily one of the most recognised of British mammals yet they are steadily disappearing from the wild.
Hedgehog’s are widespread, from Britain and rest of Europe, except the far north, across to Russia. Absent from most Scottish islands. Introduced to New Zealand.
Size and Family
- Family – Arches, brindles, minors, rustics and allies (Noctuidae)
- Medium Sized
- Wingspan Range – 38-52mm
- UK BAP: Not listed
Caterpillar Food Plants
Grasses including Common Couch (Elytrigia repens) and Cock’s-foot (Dactylis glomeratus).
Mainly woodland habitats, hedgerows, fields, parks, town and country gardens.4MBHedgehog Information Booklet