Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Grammia blakei (Grote 1865)

Common name: Blake's tiger moth.

Hodges #: 8185 as Apantesis blakei (Grote).

Identification: Rfw 13 mm, smallest Grammia, fw with one transverse line nearly reaching inner margin, hw yellow with a black discal spot and a second median spot in cell CuA2, pro-tibia white dorsally. 

Similar species: 8179, 8182, 8186, 8187.

Distribution: Great Plains and Intermontane region from southern Canada into the southwestern United States.

Hosts:  a variety of herbaceous plants including: Medicago sativa-- alfalfa, and Triticum aestivum-- wheat.

Note: See-- The Grammia complex in North Dakota.


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. P. Beauzay. 

ND, Billings Co., 13- VI- 1962.







Last updated: 01/23/07

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