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930289 – 8163   Arctia virginalis (Boisduval, 1852)
             Ranchman's Tiger Moth

Marius Aurelian
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Synonymy: Chelonia virginalis Boisduval, 1852
Agarista guttata Boisduval, 1852
Euprepia ochracea Stretch, 1872
Taxonomic Notes: Arctia virginalis (Boisduval, 1852) was transferred from the genus Platyprepia n. syn. in Ronka et al. (2016).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 47.6f, 47.7f; p. 268. Book Review and ordering
  • Ronka, K., J. Mappes, L. Kaila, N. Wahlberg, 2016. Putting Parasemia in its phylogenetic place: a molecular analysis of the subtribe Arctiina (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology, 41(4): 844-853.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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Arctia virginalis
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Arctia virginalis
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