Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Apantesis carlotta Ferguson 1985

Common name: listed here as 'Carlotta's tiger moth.'

Hodges #: 8171.1.

Identification: Rfw 16.3 mm, dfw costal margin black from base to end of discal cell, hws of male pale orange yellow, hw of female pale orange yellow or pink, always with broken black border.  Ptagiae in males are unmarked yellowish, in females ptagiae are black, edged with yellow.

Similar species: 8169, 8171.

Distribution:  Maine to Georgia, west to North Dakota and Texas.

Hosts: Larvae reared in captivity on Lactuca-- wild lettuce  

Note:  until relatively recently, this species was confused with A. nais and A. phalerata.  Covell (1984) accurately depicts A. nais, A. phalerata, and the southeastern A. vittata.  These names are missassigned in the keys of Forbes (1964), and even these three 'better known' species were still confused at the time of Holland (1904). 



MN,  Clay Co., Bluestem SNA.  Hg?UV lt.  20- V- 1998.  coll. G. Fauske.

IN,  Lawrence Co., Bedford,  light   5- VI- 1978.  coll. B. Stiles.







Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
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