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Species Virbia lamae - Hodges#8120

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Classification
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)
Subtribe Arctiina
Genus Virbia
Species lamae (Virbia lamae - Hodges#8120)
Hodges Number
8120
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Virbia lamae (Freeman, 1941)
Holomelina lamae (Freeman, 1941)
Eubaphe lamae Freeman, 1941
Size
Forewing length: 10 mm (1).
Identification
For a full description see Zaspel et al. (2008) (1)
Range
This species has collected in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, Wisconsin, and Michigan (1) as well as Alberta (2).
Habitat
Occurs only in peat bogs (1) (2).
Season
This diurnal species can only be collected with nets in bogs during July and early August. Apparently is not attracted to lights (1).
Food
Plantago (Handfield, 1999) (2) and Taraxacum (1).