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scientific name    Spilosoma pteridis    

common name     Brown Tiger

habitat
Found in moist meadows of the boreal forest.

seasonality
June.

identification
The Brown Tiger looks more like a Phragmatobia than a Spilosoma in size and markings; however, there is no red colouration characteristic of Phragmatobia species.

life history
The extreme rarity of this species may indicate that it is a habitat specialist, possibly associated with peatlands and fens.

conservation
Rare.

diet info
Several specimens in the Northern Forestry Centre collection were collected from and reared on fireweed.

range
This species has a fairly limited distribution, occurring from southwestern Manitoba west to southern B.C., south to northern California. There is only one record for Manitoba, and there are currently no known Saskatchewan records.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=221



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