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Species Apantesis figurata - Figured Tiger Moth - Hodges#8188

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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)
Subtribe Arctiina
Genus Apantesis
Species figurata (Figured Tiger Moth - Hodges#8188)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Jason reports: Chris Schmidt did a revision of Grammia (published in 2009) in which G. celia (8187) was placed in synonymy under G. figurata. However, many specimens that have been called G. celia in the past belong to other species.
Central and eastern United States, north to Quebec and Ontario.
Caterpillars: Alfalfa, plantain, and other low-growing plants.
See Also
Grammia celia: like an extremely dark G. figurata
Grammia f-pallida: occurs only in the southwestern U.S.
Print References
Covell (1), plate 15, fig 2
Internet References
pinned adult and live larva images (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult images by Paul Opler, plus US distribution map (
common name reference plus synonyms, links to images (Markku Savela, FUNET)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.