Erebidae (Arctiidae) > Tiger Moths (Arctiinae)

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Tigers Moths are often quite colorful visitors to porch lights and gardens. This pages summarizes all of the Tiger Moth species I have photgraphed so far. Click on the species name to go to the indiviual species or genus page for more photos and information.
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Likely Nais Tiger Moth (Apantesis nais) or Banded Tiger Moth (Apantesis vittata)
Under porch light in Alamance Co., NC
28 Sep 2020

Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virgo) Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virgo)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 Sep 2012

Common and widespread in the eastern US, the caterpillars feed on various herbaceous plants like clovers and wild lettuce.


Ornate Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix) Ornate Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix)
Duke Forest, Durham Co., NC
19 Sep 2018

Fairly common in much of eastern North America, these day-flying moths may be seen on various flowers. Caterpillars feed on Crotalaria and Lespedeza, among other species.


Orange Holomelina Moth (Holomelina aurantiaca)
Orange Co., NC
15 May 2008

very common in the NC piedmont.


Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginiana) Virginia Ctenucha (Ctenucha virginiana)
Power line clearing in Jones Co., NC
21 Oct 2007

Probably widespread and common in NC.


Ctenucha moth (Ctenucha cressonana)
Four Mile Creek, Teller Co., CO
11 July 2016


Virginia Tiger Moth, Yellow Woolly Bear (Spilosoma virginica)
Hill Forest, Durham Co., NC
16 Aug 2020

Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea)
Coming to porch lights, Missoula Co., MT
24 May 2014

The Neighbor (Haploa contigua) The Neighbor (Haploa contigua)
Buncombe Co., NC
26 June 2004


Confused Haploa (Haploa confusa) Confused Haploa (Haploa confusa)
Nectaring on Joe Pye Weed, Quebec, Canada
8 Aug 2005


Wild Forget-me-not Moth (Gnophaela latipennis) Wild Forget-me-not Moth (Gnophaela latipennis)
Near Fresno Dome, Madera Co., CA
10 July 2007


Polka-dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Caterpillar (Syntomeida epilais)
Collier Co., FL
4 Nov 2018



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