WWW MPG website only

Digital Guide to Moth Identification

930276 – 8181   Apantesis proxima (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)
             Mexican Tiger Moth

© Harvey Schmidt
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Chelonia proxima Guérin-Méneville, 1844
Chelonia autholea Boisduval, 1869
Euprepia docta Walker, 1855
Arctia mexicana Grote & Robinson, 1866
Taxonomic Notes: Apantesis proxima (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) was formerly in the genus Notarctia, 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 46.58m, 46.59f; 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
Apantesis proxima
© Peter J. Bryant
Apantesis proxima
© Ken Childs
Apantesis proxima
45mm - – © Chris Grinter
Apantesis proxima
© Gary McDonald
Apantesis proxima
© Jim Vargo

Moth Photographers Group  at the  Mississippi Entomological Museum  at the  Mississippi State University

Send suggestions, or submit photographs to Webmaster — Moth Photographers Group

Database design and scripting support provided by Mike Boone