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930290 – 8166   Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Great Tiger Moth

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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: • Phalaena caja Linnaeus, 1758
• Euprepia auripennis Butler, 1881
• Phalaena erinacea Retzius, 1783
• Arctia orientalis Moore, 1878
• Euprepia phaeosoma Butler, 1877
• Arctia sajana Bang-Haas, 1927
• Arctia wiskotti Staudinger, 1878
• Arctia americana Harris, 1841
• Euprepia utahensis Edwards, 1886
• Hypercompa transmontana Neumφgen & Dyar, 1893
• Arctia waroi Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 47.8m; p. 268. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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