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930243 – 8191   Apantesis placentia (Smith, 1797)
             Placentia Tiger Moth

© Abigail Parker
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Synonymy: Phalaena placentia Smith, 1797
Arctia flammea Neumögen, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Apantesis placentia (Smith, 1797) 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
Apantesis placentia
© Abigail Parker
Apantesis placentia
34mm - – © Archbold Biological Station
Apantesis placentia
42mm – © Jim Vargo

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