Virgin Tiger Moth (Apantesis virgo)
|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
Family: Arctiidae (ark-TYE-ih-dee) (Info)
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Calvert City, Kentucky
Craryville, New York
Elba, New York
Fort Valley, Virginia
|By melody |
|Positive ||melody ||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.
|Positive ||DiOhio ||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.
Timer: 19.8 jiffies (0.19803714752197).