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930246 – 8196   Apantesis parthenice (Kirby, 1837)
             Parthenice Tiger Moth

Aubrey Scott
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Synonymy: Callimorpha parthenice Kirby, 1837
Arctia approximata Stretch, 1885
Arctia circa Stretch, 1906
Arctia intermedia Stretch, 1873
Arctia saundersii Grote, 1864
Arctia stretchii Grote, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Apantesis parthenice (Kirby, 1837) 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)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 46.49m; p. 267. 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 Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Apantesis parthenice
Jim Kennedy
Apantesis parthenice
Patrick Coin
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Ken Childs
Apantesis parthenice
40mm – Jim Vargo
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50mm – Jim Vargo
Apantesis parthenice
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

Apantesis parthenice
John G. Franclemont CUIC LG

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