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Species Spilosoma latipennis - Pink-legged Tiger Moth - Hodges#8133

Pink-legged Tiger Moth  Spilosoma latipennis - Spilosoma latipennis - male Erebidae, Pink-legged Tiger, comparison - Spilosoma latipennis Erebidae, Pink-legged Tiger, larva on Ash - Spilosoma latipennis erebid 3 - Spilosoma latipennis Spilosoma latipennis pink-legged tiger - Spilosoma latipennis Spilosoma latipennis Spilosoma latipennis - 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 Spilosomina
Genus Spilosoma
Species latipennis (Pink-legged Tiger Moth - Hodges#8133)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Specific name latipennis is Latin meaning "broad-winged." (1)
Probably polyphagous like other members of the genus (Moths of North Carolina)
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
mated pair; herbivory on ash; young larvae on ash; older larva; two larvae; larva head; cocoons; adult
See Also
Indistinguishable when viewed from above from other unspotted Tiger Moths such as S. congrua, Agreeable Tiger Moth. That species shows yellow on the upper legs, where this species is pink or a pinkish-orange.
Print References
Covell, p. 66, plate 13 #3 (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.