Virgin Tiger Moth - Grammia virgo
|Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa)
|Date Taken: 2009-03-24|
|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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|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.
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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,