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Species Arctia lapponica - Hodges#8165

Pararctia lapponica? - Arctia lapponica
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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 Arctia
Species lapponica (Arctia lapponica - Hodges#8165)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arctia lapponica (Thunberg, 1791)
Hyphoraia lapponica (Thunberg, 1791)
Bombyx lapponica Thunberg, 1791
Pararctia lapponica
Bombyx festiva Borkhausen, 1790
Bombyx avia Hübner, [1808]
Hyphoraia festiva rosea Sheljuzhko, 1929
Arctia festiva lemniscata Stichel, 1911
Euprepia hyperboreus Curtis, 1835
Phylogenetic sequence # 930285 (1)
Four subspecies have been described.
Wingspan is 37–45 mm. (2)