|scientific name Parasemia plantaginis |
common name Black & White Tiger
Open habitats in moist wooded areas, up to treeline. Rare in the aspen parkland.
Mid June to mid July.
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.
This species is diurnal, and is not attracted to light.
A generalist on low-growing herbaceous plants.
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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