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Species Apantesis virgo - Virgin Tiger Moth - Hodges#8197

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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 virgo (Virgin Tiger Moth - Hodges#8197)
Hodges Number
wingspan about 56 mm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Central and eastern U.S., rare in deep south.(1)
Caterpillars: clover, lettuce, plantains, Chenopodium species, and other low-growing herbaceous plants.(1) Also Vernonia, Helianthus maximiliani, Helianthus tuberosus. (MJ Hatfield)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as a caterpillar.

Life cycle photos:
eggs; larva; larva; adult
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.