Common NameVirginia TigerSeasonalityPeak flights occur from mid June to mid July.IdentificationSimilar to Spilosoma congrua, but virginica has yellow on the abdomen, which is absent in S. congrua and S. dubia has more black markings on the forewing.
Scientific NameSpilosoma virginicaCommon Name
Found throughout the aspen parkland and boreal forest
Peak flights occur from mid June to mid July.
Similar to Spilosoma congrua, but virginica has yellow on the abdomen, which is absent in S. congrua and S. dubia has more black markings on the forewing.
No information available.
Widespread and generally common.
A wide range of herbaceous plants, also occasionally on trees and shrubs.
Widespread throughout most of North America, north to the Athabasca Sand Dunes in northern Alberta.
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"Species Details - Spilosoma virginica, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-219. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.