Species Details

Grammia virgo

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Common NameVirgin Tiger SeasonalityMost common in early to mid July. Flies slightly earlier than G. parthenice. IdentificationLargest of the Grammia species. Smaller specimens of virgo resemble G. parthenice, but virgo usually has two hindwing median spots, whereas parthenice has one. G. virguncula lacks the transverse bands on the forewing. The hindwing is usually bright pink, but is occasionally lemon yellow.

Scientific Name Grammia virgo Common Name Virgin Tiger Habitat Common in clearings and open areas in forest habitats, including cultivated lands. Seasonality Most common in early to mid July. Flies slightly earlier than G. parthenice. Identification
Largest of the Grammia species. Smaller specimens of virgo resemble G. parthenice, but virgo usually has two hindwing median spots, whereas parthenice has one. G. virguncula lacks the transverse bands on the forewing.…
Largest of the Grammia species. Smaller specimens of virgo resemble G. parthenice, but virgo usually has two hindwing median spots, whereas parthenice has one. G. virguncula lacks the transverse bands on the forewing. The hindwing is usually bright pink, but is occasionally lemon yellow.
Life History No information available. Diet Info Feeds on a variety of low plants, including Buffalo bean (Thermopsis rhombifolia) and plantain (Plantago). Range Newfoundland south to Florida, west to Alberta. Absent from the western U.S., although there is one record for Vancouver Island (Ferguson et al., 2000).
Grammia virgo
Grammia virgo

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"Species Details - Grammia virgo, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-246. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 185 specimens of this Species.

185 results plotted on map in 69 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM12657 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-10

UASM12682 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-01

UASM12685 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-07-10

UASM12688 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1919-07-04

UASM12689 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-10

UASM12693 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-10

UASM12694 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1919-06-28

UASM12696 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-10

UASM12698 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-07-08

UASM12716 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-06-29

UASM12679 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-07-14

UASM12683 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-07-14

UASM12710 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Blackfalds Date Collected1903-07-25

UASM12681 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cooking Lake Date Collected1918-07-05

UASM12701 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cooking Lake Date Collected1918-07-18

UASM12680 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1915-07-07

UASM12702 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1919-07-13

UASM12709 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1916-07-04

UASM12724 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1919-07-13

UASM12703 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1916-07-04

UASM12707 - Grammia virgo

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-07-04

Adult Seasonal Distribution