Pararctia yarrowii

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Yarrow's tiger moth
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Pararctia
Species: P. yarrowii
Binomial name
Pararctia yarrowii
(Stretch, 1874)
  • Arctia yarrowii Stretch, 1874
  • Arctia remissa H. Edwards, 1888

Pararctia yarrowii, Yarrow's tiger moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Stretch in 1874. It is found from Hudson Bay to British Columbia and northern Arizona.[1] The habitat consists of barren rocky fellfields and slides above the timberline. These moths are found in the Pacific Northwest.[2]

The length of the forewings is about 22 mm. The ground color of the forewings is cream to light yellow, with a pattern of broad dark brownish grey transverse lines. The hindwings are orange marked with dark grey. Adults are on wing from mid-July to mid-August.[3]

The larvae probably feed on various herbaceous plants.[4]