Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Grammia speciosa (Möschler 1864)

Common name: listed here as 'Showy tiger moth.'

Hodges #: 8175.1, removed from synonomy of  Apantesis virguncula (W. Kirby).

Identification: Rfw 16.1 mm, fw veins marked with cream white, rarely with a single transverse line in discal cell, hw yellow with variable black markings.  Pro-tibiae white or with a white streak dorsally 

Similar species: 8175, 8171.1, 8171, 8169. 

Distribution: Great Plains and Intermontane region, eastward in Canada and extreme northern United States to the Atlantic.

Hosts: records confounded with G. virguncula, probably on a variety of herbaceous plants.

Note: considered by Ferguson (1985) to be distinct from G. virguncula.  See-- The Grammia complex in North Dakota.











All three specimens: ND, McLean Co., Garrison Local Training Area, 11 mi WSW Garrison.  47 36 25 N. Lat, 101 33 57 W Long.  Hg/UV lt.  28- VI- 2002.  coll. G. Fauske. 







Last updated: 01/23/07

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

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