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scientific name    Parasemia plantaginis    

common name     Black & White Tiger

habitat
Open habitats in moist wooded areas, up to treeline. Rare in the aspen parkland.

seasonality
Mid June to mid July.

identification
The extent of the black markings on the forewing and hindwing is variable, but this species is unmistakable. Mountain populations generally have some white on the hindwing, while boreal and parkland populations tend to lack white hindwing markings.

life history
This species is diurnal, and is not attracted to light.

diet info
A generalist on low-growing herbaceous plants.

range
Occurs across most of Canada, north to Alaska and south in the mountains to Arizona. This species was described from Europe, and also inhabits much of Eurasia.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=213



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