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Genus Arctia

Ranchman's tiger moth - Arctia virginalis - female Tiger Moth Caterpillar? - Arctia virginalis Pumpkin Ridge arcteid - Arctia caja wooly caterpillar - Arctia virginalis Moth with white-spotted red-brown forewings and yellow or orange hindwings with black arcs - Arctia parthenos Tiger Moth - Arctia caja - male Arctiinae caterpillar - Arctia parthenos Great Tiger Moth - Arctia caja - 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 Arctia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arctia Schrank, 1802
Parasemia Hübner, 1820, n. syn. in in Ronka et al. (2016)
Platarctia Packard, 1864, n. syn. in in Ronka et al. (2016)
Platyprepia Dyar, 1897, n. syn. in in Ronka et al. (2016)
Acerbia Sotavalta, 1963, n. syn. in in Ronka et al. (2016)
Pararctia Sotavalta, 1965, n. syn. in in Ronka et al. (2016)
Explanation of Names
Generic name Arctia from Greek meaning "bear", for the appearance of the hairy larvae. (1)
Print References
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.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.