Species Details

Spilosoma virginica

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Common NameVirginia Tiger SeasonalityPeak 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 Name Spilosoma virginica Common Name Virginia Tiger Habitat Found throughout the aspen parkland and boreal forest Seasonality Peak flights occur from mid June to mid July. Identification 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. Life History No information available. Conservation Widespread and generally common. Diet Info A wide range of herbaceous plants, also occasionally on trees and shrubs. Range Widespread throughout most of North America, north to the Athabasca Sand Dunes in northern Alberta.

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"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 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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