Species Details

Spilosoma vagans

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Common NameWandering Tiger SeasonalityJune. IdentificationThis species is extremely variable, which can lead to some confusion. The wing colouration varies with respect to both ground colour (reddish brown to light ochre) and the extent of the dark markings; the forewing may have no dark markings or exhibit faint bands, and the hindwing can vary from entirely brown-grey (except for the fringe) to reduced,dark submarginal and discal spots. However, other Spilosoma are predominantly white; S. pteridis is brown, and markedly smaller.

Scientific Name Spilosoma vagans Common Name Wandering Tiger Habitat Open montane meadows and woodlands. Seasonality June. Identification
This species is extremely variable, which can lead to some confusion. The wing colouration varies with respect to both ground colour (reddish brown to light ochre) and the extent of the dark markings; the forewing may…
This species is extremely variable, which can lead to some confusion. The wing colouration varies with respect to both ground colour (reddish brown to light ochre) and the extent of the dark markings; the forewing may have no dark markings or exhibit faint bands, and the hindwing can vary from entirely brown-grey (except for the fringe) to reduced,dark submarginal and discal spots. However, other Spilosoma are predominantly white; S. pteridis is brown, and markedly smaller.
Life History No information available. Diet Info Unknown. Probably herbaceous plants. Range Southern B.C. and southwestern Alberta south to California and Colorado. The only known Alberta populations occur in the Waterton-Crowsnest area, with one record from Lethbridge.
Spilosoma vagans
Spilosoma vagans

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"Species Details - Spilosoma vagans, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-220. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 59 specimens of this Species.

59 results plotted on map in 16 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM12607 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-25

UASM12613 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-06-24

UASM12615 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-25

UASM12617 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-25

UASM12621 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-25

UASM12612 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-06-25

UASM43014 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Windsor Mountain Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-15

UASM43015 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, West Castle River Road Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-13

BIRD2729 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Crowsnest Pass, Island Lake Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-30

UASM172059 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Deep Creek Campground Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM172060 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Deep Creek Campground Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM172061 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Brownlee Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-06-12

UASM172062 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Brownlee Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-06-12

UASM172063 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Brownlee Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-06-12

UASM172064 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Curry county, Sixes Collected ByTalbot, K. Date Collected2002-05-21

UASM172065 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: California, Mono county, Tioga Pass Collected ByTroubridge; Crabo Date Collected1995-07-31/1995-08-01

UASM172066 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: California, Mono county, Tioga Pass Collected ByTroubridge; Crabo Date Collected1995-07-31/1995-08-01

UASM172067 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge; Crabo Date Collected1995-08-03

UASM172068 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-04

UASM172069 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-20

UASM172070 - Spilosoma vagans

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-17

Adult Seasonal Distribution