Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Platarctia parthenos (Harris 1850)

Common name: St. Lawrence tiger moth.

Hodges #: 8162.

Identification: Rfw 32.6 mm, wing pattern distinctive; tegulae brown, outer edge white, abdomen black dorsally, orange ventrally.

Similar species: 8166.

Distribution: Alaska, central Canada and northern U.S., southward in Rockies to Colorado. 

Hosts: larvae on woody plants: Alnus-- alder, Betula-- birch, and Salix-- willows, has been reared in captivity on Lactuca-- wild lettuce.


MN, Lake Co., Lake Leander barrens,  T60N  R19W, Sec. 17.  Hg/UV light, 30- V- 1992,  coll. G. Fauske.





Last updated: 01/23/07

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

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