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930283 – 8127   Arctia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Wood Tiger Moth

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Synonymy: Phalaena plantaginis Linnaeus, 1758
Nemeophila alascensis Stretch, 1906
Phalaena alpicola Scopoli, 1763
Nemeophila caespitis Grote & Robinson, 1868
Nemeophila cichorii Grote & Robinson, 1868
Nemeophila geddesi Neumögen, 1883
Eupsychoma geometrica Grote, 1865
Bombyx hospita [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Parasemia japonica Inoue & Kobayashi, 1956
Parasemia jezoensis Inoue, 1976
Nemeophila leucomera Butler, 1881
Nemeophila macromera Butler, 1881
Bombyx matronalis Freyer, 1843
Parasemia melanissima Inoue, 1976
Nemeophila melanomera Butler, 1881
Platarctia modesta Packard, 1864
Lithosia nicticans Ménétriés, 1859
Platarctia scudderii Packard, 1864
Nemeophila selwynii Edwards, 1885
Nemeophila sifanica Grum-Grschmaïlo, 1891
Parasemia stoetzneri Bang-Haas, 1927
Nemeophila syfanica Grum-Grschmaïlo, 1891
Nemeophila petrosa Walker, 1855
Taxonomic Notes: Arctia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758) was transferred from the genus Parasemia n. syn. in Ronka et al. (2016).
  • 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. 47.1f, .2m, .3m, 04f; 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
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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