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Tribe Arctiini - Tiger Moths

Arachnis picta Scarlet-Bodied Wasp Moth - Hodges #8280 - Cosmosoma myrodora Unknown Moth - Euerythra phasma Spotted Tussock Moth - Lophocampa maculata Pygarctia roseicapitis larva - Pygarctia roseicapitis White moth in a saltmarsh - Hyphantria cunea Erebidae: Spilosoma congrua - Spilosoma congrua Milkweed Tussock Moth - Euchaetes egle
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Arctia, from Greek meaning "bear", for the appearance of the hairy larvae. (1)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.