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Species Apantesis virgo - Virgin Tiger Moth - Hodges#8197

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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 virgo (Virgin Tiger Moth - Hodges#8197)
Hodges Number
8197
Size
wingspan about 56 mm, based on Moth Photographers Group specimen
Range
Central and eastern U.S., rare in deep south.(1)
Food
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
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.