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Genus Agaraea

lined tiger moth - Agaraea semivitrea Texas unknown moth - Agaraea semivitrea Unknown Moth - Agaraea semivitrea Moth - Agaraea semivitrea Agaraea semivitrea  - Agaraea semivitrea Agaraea semivitrea  Agaraea semivitrea - Agaraea semivitrea Agaraea semivitrea
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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 Phaegopterina
Genus Agaraea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
All-Leps has not assigned a subfamily for this genus
Butterflies and Moths of the World places it in subfamily Arctiinae
Numbers
21 species in South America and Central America listed at FUNET
A. semivitrea is the only species found in North America as of January 2008 (see comment by Bob Patterson)
Size
wingspan 30-40 mm, based on several Internet photos
Identification
Adult: forewing semitransparent, variably off-white to pale brownish-gray with dark veins; hindwing much smaller and usually paler; abdomen bright yellow or orange with black dorsal spots; top of head and thorax either same color as abdomen or pale gray/whitish with or without dark lines
Range
native to South and Central America, north to Mexico (and recently to southern Texas in the case of A. semivitrea)
Internet References
pinned adult images of 4 species from Costa Rica (All-Leps)