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930314.00 – 8139   Spilosoma pteridis Edwards, 1874
             Brown Tiger Moth

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Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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Synonymy: Spilosoma pteridis Edwards, 1874
Elpis danbyi Neumögen & Dyar, 1893
Antarctia rubra Neumögen, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Spilosoma pteridis Edwards, 1874 again includes as a synonym 8139.1 Spilosoma danbyi in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015), ZooKeys. 527: 127-147.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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