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Species Arctia plantaginis - Wood Tiger Moth - Hodges#8127

Parasemia sp. - Arctia plantaginis - female Parasemia plantaginis maybe - Arctia plantaginis Moth B - Arctia plantaginis Wood Tiger Moth- - Arctia plantaginis Moth of unknown type - Arctia plantaginis Black and White Moth - Arctia plantaginis - male Another Wood Tiger Moth - Arctia plantaginis - male Unknown moth - Arctia plantaginis
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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 Arctia
Species plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth - Hodges#8127)
Hodges Number
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).
forewing 15-18 mm(1)
throughout much of boreal North America and Eurasia(1)
Several families of plants, including Polygonaceae and blueberry (Vaccinium)
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 .