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Spilosoma dubia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae
Similar  Agreeable tiger moth, Virbia aurantiaca, Platarctia parthenos, Haploa contigua, Grammia phyllira

Spilosoma dubia, the dubious tiger moth, is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Walker in 1855. It is found from south-eastern Canada west to Alberta and in the eastern United States. The habitat consists of aspen parkland and southern boreal forests.

The wingspan is 32–38 mm. The wings are white with black spots on the forewings and black subterminal patches on the hindwings. Adults are on wing from mid-May to mid-June.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Prunus serotina.

References

Spilosoma dubia Wikipedia


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