Photo by Melody

Nais Tiger Moth (Apantesis nais)

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


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Toney, Alabama
Valley Center, California
Glouster, Ohio

By DiOhio
Thumbnail #1 of Nais Tiger Moth (Apantesis nais) by DiOhio

Member Notes:

Positive DiOhio On Jan 25, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Host Plants: Clover, grasses, plantain, and violets.

Positive babychops On Dec 30, 2008, babychops from Valley Center, CA
(Zone 9b) wrote:

These are beautiful & were everywhere in the woods in Norco California along the river the last time I rode a horse through there... I have no idea if they're a good or bad bug but I remember how beautiful they were flitting around...

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