Species Details

Parasemia plantaginis

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Common NameBlack & White Tiger SeasonalityMid June to mid July. IdentificationThe extent of the black markings on the forewing and hindwing is variable, but this species is unmistakable. Mountain populations generally have some white on the hindwing, while boreal and parkland populations tend to lack white hindwing markings.

Scientific Name Parasemia plantaginis Common Name Black & White Tiger Habitat Open habitats in moist wooded areas, up to treeline. Rare in the aspen parkland. Seasonality Mid June to mid July. Identification
The extent of the black markings on the forewing and hindwing is variable, but this species is unmistakable. Mountain populations generally have some white on the hindwing, while boreal and parkland populations tend…
The extent of the black markings on the forewing and hindwing is variable, but this species is unmistakable. Mountain populations generally have some white on the hindwing, while boreal and parkland populations tend to lack white hindwing markings.
Life History This species is diurnal, and is not attracted to light. Diet Info A generalist on low-growing herbaceous plants. Range Occurs across most of Canada, north to Alaska and south in the mountains to Arizona. This species was described from Europe, and also inhabits much of Eurasia.

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"Parasemia plantaginis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-213. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Parasemia Species Parasemia plantaginis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum