|Common name: Isabella tiger
Hodges #: 8129.
Identification: Rfw 21.7 mm, dorsal surfaces of femora coral red,
Similar species: 8203,
8214, 9449, 9450.
Distribution: southern Alaska to Nova Scotia, south to central
Hosts: general feeder reported from corn, plantain, birch,
clover, dandelion, aster, and sunflower.
Note: Like most arctiids, this species produces sound via a
meta-thoracic tymbal, but this species is thought to be an auditory
mimic of other arctiids which are distasteful to vertebrates, while this
one is supposedly more palatable.
ND, Ransom Co., Little Yellowstone
Park 20- VI- 2001 Hg/ UV light, male, coll. P. Tinerella.
ND, Cass Co., Casselton UV light, 15-
VI- 1992, female, coll. M. Hoard.
MN, Ottertail Co., nr Maplewood State
Park 20- IX- 1997. pic. G. Fauske.