|Common name: Listed here as
'Sprague's tiger moth.'
Hodges #: 8254.
Identification: Rfw 16.2 mm; fw costa and inner margin, head,
posterior edge of ptagiae, mesal edge of tegulae, and abdomen scarlet;
pro-tibia with massive terminal claw.
Similar species: 8228,
Distribution: Great Plains from southern Canada to Texas, westward
to UT, eastward in suitible habitats to IN and LA..
Hosts: larvae feed on native Euphorbia-- spurges.
MN, Brown Co. New Ulm, UV lt. 13- VII- 1996, coll.