|Common name: Dogbane tiger moth/
Hodges #: 8230.
Identification: Rfw 17 mm, fw costa yellow from base to beyond
discal cell, often with gray shading in discal cell and cells M1
and S5; ptagiae yellow, tegulae yellow at base, vertex yellow,
palpi prorrect, tongue well developed. Abdomen dorsally white, each
tergite with a black spot and yellow caudal band. Proboscis strong
as compared to Spilosoma, or Hyphantria species.
Similar species: 8254,
Distribution: southern Canada and United States, absent from the
Hosts: Larvae feed on Apocynym-- dogbane.
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. G. Fauske.
Head of C. tenera showing well developed proboscis.