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