Species Details

Spilosoma pteridis

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Common NameBrown Tiger SeasonalityJune. IdentificationThe Brown Tiger looks more like a Phragmatobia than a Spilosoma in size and markings; however, there is no red colouration characteristic of Phragmatobia species.

Scientific Name Spilosoma pteridis Common Name Brown Tiger Habitat Found in moist meadows of the boreal forest. Seasonality June. Identification The Brown Tiger looks more like a Phragmatobia than a Spilosoma in size and markings; however, there is no red colouration characteristic of Phragmatobia species. Life History The extreme rarity of this species may indicate that it is a habitat specialist, possibly associated with peatlands and fens. Conservation Rare. Diet Info Several specimens in the Northern Forestry Centre collection were collected from and reared on fireweed. Range
This species has a fairly limited distribution, occurring from southwestern Manitoba west to southern B.C., south to northern California. There is only one record for Manitoba, and there are currently no known…
This species has a fairly limited distribution, occurring from southwestern Manitoba west to southern B.C., south to northern California. There is only one record for Manitoba, and there are currently no known Saskatchewan records.

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"Spilosoma pteridis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-221. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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