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Species Apantesis placentia - Hodges#8191

Twitchy black caterpillar - Apantesis placentia Black moth with red hindwings (2011 Beetle Round-up) - Apantesis placentia Grammia placentia - Apantesis placentia Hodges #8151 - Placentia Tiger Moth - Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia Apantesis placentia - male
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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 Arctiina
Genus Apantesis
Species placentia (Apantesis placentia - Hodges#8191)
Hodges Number
8191
Other Common Names
Placentia Tiger Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Phalaena placentia J.E. Smith, 1797
Formerly Grammia placentia
Numbers
36 spp. in genus Apantesis n. of Mex. - MPG data
Size
34-42 mm - MPG data
Identification
Strongly sexually dimorphic
Range
FL-MD-KY - MPG data
Season
Year round in Florida - MPG data
Food
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