Arctia festiva

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Hebe tiger moth
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Arctia
Species:
A. festiva
Binomial name
Arctia festiva
(Hufnagel, 1766)
Synonyms

Eucharia festiva (Hufnagel, 1766)

Arctia festiva, the hebe tiger moth, is a moth species of the family Erebidae. Some authors separate it in a monotypic genus Eucharia. It is found in Central and Southern Europe, Near East, Iran, Central Asia, European Russia, Southern Siberia, Mongolia and China.

The adults of this species display polymorphism; in addition, several subspecies are recognized. The wingspan is 45–60 mm. The moth flies February to July depending on the location, mainly in spring.

The caterpillar feeds on a wide range of plants.

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