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scientific name    Phragmatobia fuliginosa rubricosa    

common name     Ruby Tiger

Data on habitat preference in AB is scarce. It has been recorded in prairie habitat and boreal fens.

Late May to mid June.

This Phragmatobia can be distinguished from P. lineata and P. assimilans by the smaller size and the absence of transverse bands on the forewing.

life history
No information available.

diet info
Apparently a generalist on low plants, including Rumex, Plantago, and Solidago. Larvae has been reared on dandelion (Taraxacum) in the lab.

Alaska to Newfoundland, south to Pennsylvania. South along the Rockies to Colorado. The nominate subspecies occurs in Eurasia.

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