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930253 – 8188   Apantesis figurata (Drury, 1773)
             Figured Tiger Moth

- © Ken Childs
Field Marks:
The northernmost populations have a higher proportion of individuals with a fully lined forewing and more hindwing maculation. ~ CS
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Synonymy: Phalaena figurata Drury, 1773
Arctia celia Saunders, 1863
Euplagia ceramica Hübner, 1820
Arctia excelsa Neumögen, 1883
Arctia lugubris Hulst, 1886
Apantesis preciosa Nixon, 1911
Arctia snowi Grote, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Apantesis figurata (Drury, 1773), formerly in the genus Grammia, Systematic Entomology: 41(4): 844-853, includes as a synonym Grammia celia [8187], Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 156(3): 507-597.
  • 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.
  • Schmidt, B.C., 2009. Taxonomic revision of the genus Grammia Rambur (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Arctiinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 156(3): 507-597.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Apantesis figurata
- LG - © Jerry Armstrong
Apantesis figurata
© Tom Murray
Apantesis figurata
© Sheran Donnell
Apantesis figurata
© Bob Patterson
Apantesis figurata
© Ken Childs
Apantesis figurata
© Ken Childs
Apantesis figurata
© Martha Reinhardt
Apantesis figurata
- LG - © Tim Reichard
Apantesis figurata
33mm – © Jim Vargo
Apantesis figurata
33mm – © Jim Vargo

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