Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Grammia virguncula (W. Kirby 1837)

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 streak. 

Similar species: 8175.1, 8171

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 Polygonum-- knotweeds.

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. 






Last updated: 01/23/07

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

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