Agreeable tiger moth

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Agreeable tiger moth
Spilosoma congrua.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Spilosoma
Species:
S. congrua
Binomial name
Spilosoma congrua
Walker, 1855

The agreeable tiger moth (Spilosoma congrua) is one of three species of white tiger moth which are common in the United States. It has pronounced black eyes, white abdomen, and orange "bib" which set it apart from its cousin the Virginia tiger moth. Like its cousin, it tents its wings when as at rest.

It was described by Francis Walker in 1855. It is found in the United States, Canada, and possibly India.[1]

Adult agreeable tiger moth (Spilosoma congrua)

References[edit]

  • Amelia Hansen; Eastman, John (1995). The Book of Swamp and Bog: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of the Eastern Freshwater Wetlands. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. p. 87. ISBN 0-8117-2518-9.
  • Amelia Hansen; Eastman, John (2003). The book of field and roadside: open-country weeds, trees, and wildflowers of eastern North America. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. p. 125. ISBN 0-8117-2625-8.
  • Spilosoma congrua at EOL
  • Spilosoma congrua at BHL
  • Catalogue of the described Lepidoptera of North America (1860)