Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Arctiini - Tiger Moths

Black and orange caterpillar, side view - Estigmene acrea What is this? - Euchaetes egle Spotted Tussock - Lophocampa maculata Erebidae: Estigmene acrea - Estigmene acrea Looks like grammia Erebidae: Cisseps fulvicollis - Cisseps fulvicollis Virginian Tiger Moth - Spilosoma virginica Estigmene acrea? - Estigmene acrea
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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)
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Arctia, from Greek meaning "bear", for the appearance of the hairy larvae. (1)
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.