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scientific name    Phragmatobia lineata    

common name     Lined Ruby Tiger

habitat
The few records of this species in the province suggest prairie habitat.

seasonality
Early to late May.

identification
Phragmatobia lineata can be distinguished from the other members of the genus by the presence of transverse lines on the forewing (from P. fuliginosa) and the continuation of the marginal black band of the hindwing along the costal margin (from P. assimilans). There are also genitalic differences (See Donahue & Newman, 1966).

life history
No information available.

diet info
Probably a variety of low growing plants.

range
The known range of this species is quite limited, distributed primarily in the northeastern U.S. The only records for western North America are from Manitoba (Aweme and Brandon) and a few Alberta records from the prairies.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=231



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Al Burgoon (2016-09-02)
found possible larva at a playground in Clark nj. Fast moving larva on ground, muted orange wooly with no pattern.

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