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Species Arctia yarrowii - Yarrow's Tiger - Hodges#8165.2

Pararctia lapponica maybe - Arctia yarrowii Pararctia yarrowii (lapponica) - Arctia yarrowii
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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 Arctia
Species yarrowii (Yarrow's Tiger - Hodges#8165.2)
Hodges Number
8165.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arctia yarrowii (Stretch, [1874])
Phylogenetic sequence #930286
Range
Yukon and western N.W.T. south to Colorado and Arizona. a
Habitat
Rocky alpine tundra where willows (Salix) grow. a
Season
Mid July to mid August, depending on the snow pack. a
Food
Unknown. Possibly alpine shrub willows, as in Pararctia lapponica (Freina & Witt, 1987) a
Remarks
Adults are diurnal, and are swift fliers. Not known to come to light. a
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults and caterpillar
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
E. H. Strickland Museum – species description