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930242 – 8194   Apantesis phyllira (Drury, 1773)
             Phyllira Tiger Moth

Mark Dreiling - DNA
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Synonymy: Phalaena phyllira Drury, 1773
Bombyx b-ata Goeze, 1781
Arctia conspicua Stretch, 1906
Arctia dodgei Butler, 1881
Apantesis favoritella Strand, 1919
Arctia oithona Strecker, 1878
Arctia rectilinea French, 1879
Taxonomic Notes: Apantesis phyllira (Drury, 1773) was formerly in the genus Grammia, Systematic Entomology: 41(4): 844-853.
  • 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)
  • 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 E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Apantesis phyllira
Patrick Coin
Apantesis phyllira
Patrick Coin
Apantesis phyllira
Mark Dreiling
Apantesis phyllira
Carol Wolf
Apantesis phyllira
Ken Childs
Apantesis phyllira
34mm – Jim Vargo
Apantesis phyllira
37mm – Jim Vargo
Apantesis phyllira
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Apantesis phyllira
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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