Apantesis vittata

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Banded tiger moth
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Apantesis
A. vittata
Binomial name
Apantesis vittata
  • Bombyx vittata Fabricius, 1787
  • Apantesis radians Walker, 1855
  • Arctia colorata Walker, 1865
  • Apantesis floridana Cassino, 1918
  • Apantesis ochracea Cassino, 1918
  • Apantesis nais ab. subterminalis Strand, 1919

Apantesis vittata, the banded tiger moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1787. It is found in the United States from Maryland to Florida, west to Kentucky and Louisiana.[3]

The wingspan is 32–42 mm. Adults are on wing from March to October.

The larvae feed on various herbs, including dandelions.


  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Apantesis vittata (Fabricius, 1787)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "930279.00 – 8170 – Apantesis vittata – Banded Tiger Moth – (Fabricius, 1787)". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Species Apantesis vittata - Banded Tiger Moth - Hodges#8170". BugGuide. February 16, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018.