Species Details

Arctia caja

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Common NameGarden Tiger SeasonalityMid July - mid August. IdentificationOne of our largest and most easily recognizable tiger moths in Alberta.

Scientific Name Arctia caja Common Name Garden Tiger Habitat Can be found in meadows and clearings in forested areas, up to the mountain treeline. Seasonality Mid July - mid August. Identification One of our largest and most easily recognizable tiger moths in Alberta. Life History No information available. Conservation Uncommon. Diet Info Reported to feed on a variety of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants, including Taraxacum, Plantago, Populus, Salix and Alnus. Range Newfoundland west to B.C., south to Utah and Colorado.

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"Arctia caja, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-237. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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