|Common name: Virgin tiger moth.
Hodges #: 8197, as Apantesis virgo (L.).
Identification: 23.9 mm, largest Grammia, hw varying from
yellow (rare) to scarlet, with one or more median dark blotches in
addition to discal spot; note bent transverse line at end of fw discal
cell, pro-tibiae black.
Similar species: 8179, 8182, 8193, 8195, 8196.
Distribution: coast to coast from central Canada to the central U. S.
Hosts: reported from a variety of low plants including Chenopodium–
goosefoot, Lactuca– wild lettuce, and Plantago–
Note: in the northern plains hybridizes with G. parthenice.
See-- The Grammia
complex in North Dakota.
ND, Ransom Co., A annex allotment, Sheyenne Natl.
grasslands, T134N R54W Sec. 8. Hg/UV lt., 12- VII- 1992. coll.
ND Ransom Co. McLeod. 10- VII- 1962.