|Common name: Phyllira tiger moth.
Hodges #: 8194, 8195, as Apantesis phyllira and
Identification: Rfw 16.2 mm, fw streaks and transverse lines pale
salmon pink with white edging, transverse line at end of discal cell
straight, hw ground color pinkish red, pro-tibiae black dorsally.
Similar species: 8179, 8182, 8186,
8193, 8196, 8197.
Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United States east of
Hosts: Larvae feed on Castilleja spp.– paintcup (Scrophulariaceae)
and other herbaceous plants.
Note: Specimens having fw veins marked with white, and
occurring west of the Appalachians were previously considered to be a
separate species, G. oithona (Strecker). See--
complex in North Dakota.
ND, Ransom Co., Berg allotment, Sheyenne Natl.
grasslands, T134N R57W Sec. 22. Hg/UV lt.
12- VI- 1992,
coll. G. Fauske.
Note pale line at end of discal cell straight.