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scientific name    Spilosoma virginica    (Fabricius)

common name     Virginia Tiger

habitat
Found throughout the aspen parkland and boreal forest

seasonality
Peak flights occur from mid June to mid July.

identification
Similar to Spilosoma congrua, but virginica has yellow on the abdomen, which is absent in S. congrua and S. dubia has more black markings on the forewing.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Widespread and generally common.

diet info
A wide range of herbaceous plants, also occasionally on trees and shrubs.

range
Widespread throughout most of North America, north to the Athabasca Sand Dunes in northern Alberta.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=219



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