Moths of North Dakota

Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini

Grammia arge (Drury 1773)

Common name: Arge tiger moth.

Hodges #: 8199 as Apantesis arge (Drury).

Identification: Rfw 18.8 mm, fw costa above radiaus stem wholly white, veins marked with white, hw white, shaded with pink/yellow, with few black spots.

Similar species: 8111, 8112, 8144, 8169, 8171.1, 8198, 9374, 10670.

Distribution: southern Canada and New England states, southwestward to California.

Hosts: wide variety of hosts including Opuntia spp.– prickly pear cactus, Vitis spp– grapes, and Helianthus spp– sunflowers.

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


ND, Cass Co., Fargo,  24- VII- 1963. coll. D. G. Aarhus.


Fw showing broad pale costa.






Last updated: 01/23/07

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
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Fargo, ND 58105

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