Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Spilosoma congrua Walker 1855

Common name: listed here as 'Yellow-legged tiger moth'/ Agreeable tiger moth.

Hodges #: 8134.

Identification: Rfw 15 mm, fw pure white or marked with transverse spot rows; antennal shaft white, inner face of pro-femora yellow-orange, hind tibiae with both pre-apical and apical pair of spurs, abdomen white.  

Similar species: 8144, 8140, 8137, 8136, 8133, 8111, 6798.

Distribution: southwestern U.S. north to southern Canada, east to Atlantic.

Hosts: larvae are general feeders on herbaceous plants including Taraxicum-- dandelion, Plantago-- plantain, and Amaranthus-- pigweeds.

MN, Polk Co., Agassiz Dunes SNA,  T147N  R44W, Sec. 19.  Hg/UV light, 11- VI- 1998, coll. G. Fauske.


MN, Beltrami Co., Webster Lake camp ground,  27- V-  2002,  pic. G. Fauske.



Ventral view of S. congrua (left) and S. latipennis (right).




Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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