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Species Virbia rubicundaria - Ruddy Virbia - Hodges#8122

Holomelina rubicundaria - Virbia rubicundaria  Ruddy Holomelina Moth - Hodges#8122 - Virbia rubicundaria Oakworm Moth, maybe - Virbia rubicundaria Virbia rubicundaria (Hübner) - Virbia rubicundaria Virbia sp.? - Virbia rubicundaria Virbia - Virbia rubicundaria Virbia rubricundaria - Virbia rubicundaria Virbia rubicundaria
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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 rubicundaria (Ruddy Virbia - Hodges#8122)
Hodges Number
8122
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Virbia rubicundaria (Hübner, 1827)
Holomelina rubicundaria (Hübner, 1827)
Crocota rubicundaria Hübner, 1827
Size
FWL: 8.9 mm (male) 8.7 mm (females) (1)
Identification
Adult: Head and antennal scales clay with light orange hues. Third segment of labial palpus exceeding front of head by at least half of entire length, all segments a blend of clay and flesh ocher. Forewings are clay with light orange hues. Hindwings are flesh ocher with a brown discal spot and brown subterminal markings. Legs a blend of clay and flesh ocher. (2)
Range
Found from Georgia and Florida, along the Gulf Coast to eastern Texas. (1)
Season
There are multiple generations per year with adults on wing year-round. (1)
Food
Larvae have been reared on dandelion species and Lactuca floridana. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - live & pinned images (3)
BOLD Systems - pinned images of DNA supported specimens (4)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)
Works Cited
1.Wikipedia
2.A review of Virbia (formerly Holomelina) of America north of Mexico (Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini).
J. M. Zaspel, S. J. Weller, R. T. Carde. 2008. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 48(3): 59-118.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems