|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
Similar species: 8169, 8171.
Distribution: Maine to Georgia, west to North Dakota and
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.