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Species Apantesis ornata - Grammia ornata - Hodges#8177

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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 ornata (Grammia ornata - Hodges#8177)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grammia ornata (Packard)
Orig. Comb: Apantesis ornata(1) Packard, 1864
FWL ≈ 16-20mm
Adult: FW appear black, typically with a net-like pattern of extensive yellowish or rosy off-white transverse lines and thinner pale veins. HW color is variable from yellow-orange, orange, to orange-red, rarely entirely black. HW is heavily marked with black, including the basal wing, multiple spots, and an irregular marginal band. These are often fused to each other, especially near the wing margin.
Larva: Larva is covered with long black hairs dorsally and laterally, but has red hairs ventrally, and has a yellow-orange middorsal line.
Great Basin to Pacific Coast - Map (MPG)
Fields and roadsides.
Caterpillars: various herbaceous plants.
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders
Lorus and Margery Milne. 1980. Knopf.