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Species Apantesis parthenice - Parthenice Tiger Moth - Hodges#8196

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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 parthenice (Parthenice Tiger Moth - Hodges#8196)
Hodges Number
8196
Size
Wingspan 3.5-5.5 cm
Identification
See photos, print references.
Range
Includes eastern North America
Habitat
Open areas?
Season
May-October (two flights)
Food
Adults feed on flower nectar; also reported to feed on honey and water if offered.
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on dandelion, ironweed, thistles (mostly Asteraceae).
Print References
Covell, p. 71, plate 14 #16, 17 (1)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.