Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Arctia plantaginis - Wood Tiger Moth - Hodges#8127

Parasemia plantaginis maybe - Arctia plantaginis Unknown Moth - Arctia plantaginis - male Moth ID - Arctia plantaginis - female Wood Tiger Moth - Arctia plantaginis ID request, Parasemia plantaginis? - Arctia plantaginis 0249 - Arctia plantaginis Another Wood Tiger Moth - Arctia plantaginis - male Arctia plantaginis
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Arctia
Species plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth - Hodges#8127)
Hodges Number
8127
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arctia plantaginis (Linnaeus 1758)
Phalaena plantaginis Linnaeus 1758
Parasemia plantaginis
* phylogenetic sequence #930283
Explanation of Names
Arctia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758) was transferred from the genus Parasemia in Ronka et al. (2016).
Size
forewing 15-18 mm(1)
Range
throughout much of boreal North America and Eurasia(1)
Habitat
boreal(1)
Food
Several families of plants, including Polygonaceae and blueberry (Vaccinium)
Remarks
day flier (diurnal)
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (2)
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 47.1f, .2m, .3m, 04f; p. 268.(1)
Ronka, K., J. Mappes, L. Kaila, N. Wahlberg, 2016. Putting Parasemia in its phylogenetic place: a molecular analysis of the subtribe Arctiina (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology, 41(4): 844-853.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .