Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus 1758)

Common name: Ruby tiger moth.

Hodges #: 8156.

Identification: Rfw 13.2 mm, wings translucent, fw without transverse lines, hw mostly fuscous above discal cell.  

Similar species: 8157, 8158.

Distribution: central Canada and northern U.S., southward in Rockies and Sierras, widespread in Eurasia. 

Hosts: larvae are general feeders on herbaceous plants including Eupatorium-- boneset, Plantago-- plantain, Rumex-- dock, Veronia-- ironweed, and Helianthus-- sunflower.

Note: North American populations are P. f. rubricosa (Harris, 1841).


MN, Clay Co., Moorhead Science Center,  T129N  R46W, Sec. 10.  Hg/UV light, 10- VII- 1997,   coll. G. Fauske.





Last updated: 01/23/07

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

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