Erebidae (Arctiidae) > Tiger Moths (Apantesis spp.)

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Apantesis is a genus of several species of brightly marked moths. Several species are similar and field identification can be difficult to impossible without genitalia examination.
Banded Tiger Moth (Apantesis vittata) Either Nais Tiger Moth (Apantesis nais) or Banded Tiger Moth (Apantesis vittata)
Under porch light in Durham Co., NC
20 Sep 2011

Examination of genitalia or the hindwing pattern may be necessary for a positive ID.



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