Virgin Tiger Moth (Apantesis virgo)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Arctiidae (ark-TYE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Apantesis
Species: virgo

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Benton, Kentucky
Calvert City, Kentucky
Paducah, Kentucky
Craryville, New York
Elba, New York
Glouster, Ohio
Fort Valley, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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On Jan 25, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Host Plants: Chenopodium species, clover, lettuce, plantains, and other low plants.

RARE in the deep south.

Positive

On Aug 28, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

The adult moths are nectar drinking insects, the caterpillars eat weeds and various leaves. They are generally not present in enough numbers to be a pest to crops or gardens.

The adult moths can be found around lights at night throughout most of North America.