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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"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 29 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 82 specimens of this Species.

82 results plotted on map in 43 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM43146 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-07

UASM43147 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-06

UASM41742 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, La Butte Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByJohnson, T. Date Collected2001-07-12

BIRD2723 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-23

BIRD2724 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-21

BIRD2725 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-27

BIRD2726 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-06

BIRD2727 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-05-28

BIRD2728 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-27

BIRD6017 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-05-25

BIRD6018 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-26

BIRD6019 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

UASM57203 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Oldman River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-06-21

UASM57419 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Oldman River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-05-18

UASM57420 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Oldman River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-05-18

UASM77944 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-16

UASM77945 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-16

BIRD17896 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-05-30

BIRD17897 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-29

BIRD22036 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-06-20

BIRD22037 - Spilosoma virginica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lowden Springs Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-06-28

Adult Seasonal Distribution