Species Details

Phragmatobia fuliginosa rubricosa

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Common NameRuby Tiger SeasonalityLate May to mid June. IdentificationThis Phragmatobia can be distinguished from P. lineata and P. assimilans by the smaller size and the absence of transverse bands on the forewing.

Scientific Name Phragmatobia fuliginosa rubricosa Common Name Ruby Tiger Habitat Data on habitat preference in AB is scarce. It has been recorded in prairie habitat and boreal fens. Seasonality Late May to mid June. Identification This Phragmatobia can be distinguished from P. lineata and P. assimilans by the smaller size and the absence of transverse bands on the forewing. Life History No information available. Diet Info Apparently a generalist on low plants, including Rumex, Plantago, and Solidago. Larvae has been reared on dandelion (Taraxacum) in the lab. Range Alaska to Newfoundland, south to Pennsylvania. South along the Rockies to Colorado. The nominate subspecies occurs in Eurasia.

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"Phragmatobia fuliginosa rubricosa, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-230. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Phragmatobia Species Phragmatobia fuliginosa rubricosa
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