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Virgin Tiger Moth - Grammia virgo


Virgin Tiger Moth - Grammia virgo
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Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-29 14:50
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Points: 2
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Arctiidae family (Tiger, Lichen & Wasp Moths)

subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger Moths). The Virgin Tiger Moth has been listed as Apantesis virgo in some field guides.

Identification: A Large moth. Hindwings and abdomen are reddish orange with black "tiger" spots. Forewings are black with white lines superimposed on the wing veins. Wingspan: 45-70 mm.

Life History: One brood, hibernates as larva. Black caterpillar with many nodules of short brown spikes in rows.

Host Plants: Willow (Salix spp.), clover, lettuce, and plantains.

Information from:
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Butterflies/english/gallery/on_species/cmn_63_virgin_tiger_moth_tarcand.html

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Hi Ninfa,
pleased to see your posting of this picturesque tiger moth! The slightly inclined frontal approach has been well chosen to create a lively image of encounter. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

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