Species Details

Pyrrharctia isabella

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Common NameIsabella Tiger SeasonalityMid June to mid July. IdentificationThe amount of black on the forewing is somewhat variable, but this species is fairly distinct with its yellow ground colour and black markings. Females have a pink tinge to the hindwing, whereas males have a yellow hindwing.

Scientific Name Pyrrharctia isabella Common Name Isabella Tiger Seasonality Mid June to mid July. Identification The amount of black on the forewing is somewhat variable, but this species is fairly distinct with its yellow ground colour and black markings. Females have a pink tinge to the hindwing, whereas males have a yellow hindwing. Life History No information available. Conservation Although widespread, this species is usually not common. Diet Info Known to feed on a wide variety of plants, primarily herbs and forbs. Range Widespread across the U.S. and southern Canada. It is likely at its northern range limit in the southern boreal forest of Alberta.

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"Pyrrharctia isabella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-215. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Pyrrharctia Species Pyrrharctia isabella
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