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Virgin Tiger Moth (Apantesis virgo)

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

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Benton, Kentucky
Calvert City, Kentucky
Hendron, Kentucky
Craryville, New York
Elba, New York
Glouster, Ohio
Falmouth, Virginia
Fort Valley, Virginia

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Member Notes:

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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).


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