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Species Apantesis placentia - Hodges#8191

Black moth with red hindwings (2011 Beetle Round-up) - Apantesis placentia Grammia placentia - Apantesis placentia Hodges #8151 - Placentia Tiger Moth - Apantesis placentia caterpillar - Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia - male
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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 placentia (Apantesis placentia - Hodges#8191)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Placentia Tiger Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Phalaena placentia J.E. Smith, 1797
Formerly Grammia placentia
36 spp. in genus Apantesis n. of Mex. - MPG data
34-42 mm - MPG data
Strongly sexually dimorphic
FL-MD-KY - MPG data
Year round in Florida - MPG data
Larvae on Plantain - Plantago sp. (Plantaginaceae) (Adams, 2001)
Print References
Smith, 1797; in: Smith & Abbot, The natural history of the rarer lepidopterous insects of Georgia, 2: pl. 65
Internet References
Georgia Lepidoptera - James Adams, 2001