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930288 – 8162   Arctia parthenos Harris, 1850
             St. Lawrence Tiger Moth

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Synonymy: Arctia parthenos Harris, 1850
Arctia borealis Möschler, 1860
Hyphoraia multimaculata Brower, 1973
Hyphoraia obsolescens Brower, 1973
Hyphoraia parvimaculata Brower, 1973
Taxonomic Notes: Arctia parthenos Harris, 1850 was transferred from the genus Platarctia 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.
  • 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 Pacific Northwest Moths
Arctia parthenos
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Arctia parthenos
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Arctia parthenos
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Arctia parthenos
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Arctia parthenos
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Arctia parthenos
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Arctia parthenos
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Arctia parthenos
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