|Common name: Parthenice tiger moth.
Hodges #: 8196, as Apantesis parthenice (W. Kirby).
Identification: Rfw 18.7 mm, fw with disruptive coloration
(typical Grammia pattern), transverse line at end of discal cell
bent to costa, hw ground color orange-pink, usually black discal spot as only median wing
marking, pro-tibiae black dorsally.
Similar species: 8179, 8192, 8193, 8195, 8197, 8198.
Distribution: southern Canada and United States, except West
Hosts: a general feeder on low plants including dandelion,
ironweed, and thistles.
Note: based upon wing pattern variation this species apparently
hybridizes with both G. virgo and G. phyllira in the northern plains.
See-- The Grammia
complex in North Dakota.
ND, Grand Forks Co., Northwood, 5- VIII- 1957, J.
ND, Adams Co., Hettinger, UV light trap,
6- VIII- 1985, coll. G. Fauske.