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scientific name    Spilosoma vagans    

common name     Wandering Tiger

habitat
Open montane meadows and woodlands.

seasonality
June.

identification
This species is extremely variable, which can lead to some confusion. The wing colouration varies with respect to both ground colour (reddish brown to light ochre) and the extent of the dark markings; the forewing may have no dark markings or exhibit faint bands, and the hindwing can vary from entirely brown-grey (except for the fringe) to reduced,dark submarginal and discal spots. However, other Spilosoma are predominantly white; S. pteridis is brown, and markedly smaller.

life history
No information available.

diet info
Unknown. Probably herbaceous plants.

range
Southern B.C. and southwestern Alberta south to California and Colorado. The only known Alberta populations occur in the Waterton-Crowsnest area, with one record from Lethbridge.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=220



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