|Common name: Little virgin tiger moth.
Hodges #: 8175, as Apantesis virguncula (W. Kirby).
Identification: Rfw 20.1 mm, fw veins marked with cream white,
rarely with a single transverse line in discal cell, hw orange yellow with
variable black markings. Pro-tibiae dorsally white or with a white
Similar species: 8175.1,
Distribution: Eastern U.S. and southern Canada, west to the eastern
edge of the Great Plains..
Hosts: Larvae reported from a variety of herbaceous plants
including: Taraxicum-- dandelion, Plantango-- plantain, and
Note: See-- The
Grammia complex in North Dakota.
IN, Tippecanoe Co., light, 29-
V- 1976, B. Stiles.
SD, Minnehaha Co., Sioux Falls, fluorescent light, 5-
VII- 1980, coll. G. Fauske.