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Species Apantesis proxima - Mexican Tiger Moth - Hodges#8181

orange bodied moth with yellow and black wings - Apantesis proxima - male Mexican Tiger Moth - Hodges#8181 - Apantesis proxima 8181  - Apantesis proxima Notarctia proxima - Mexican Tiger Moth - Hodges#8181 - Apantesis proxima tiger moth - Apantesis proxima - male Apantesis proxima - male Arizona Moth - Apantesis proxima - male Mexican Tiger Moth - Apantesis proxima - male
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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 proxima (Mexican Tiger Moth - Hodges#8181)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Notarctia proxima (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)
Apantesis proxima (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)
Chelonia proxima Guérin-Méneville, 1844
formerly treated as a subgenus of Grammia by some authors
Phylogenetic sequence # 930276 (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) lists two species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) lists the forewing length 14-20 mm. (2)
The adults are sexually dimorphic with the hindwing reddish-pink in the female and white in the male.
Powell & Opler (2009) reports the range to include southeastern Oregon and southern Idaho to Nevada, western Utah, and all of California except the northern coastal region.(2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reports several flight from April to October. (2)
See Also
Grammia nevadensis has one black spot on each side of ptagia (collar), whereas the ptagia is unmarked in Mexican Tiger Moth
Print References
Guérin-Méneville, 1844. Iconographie du règne animal de G. Cuvier. London, p. 514.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 268; plate 46, fig. 58-59. (2)