Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Arge Tiger Moth
Grammia arge (Drury, 1773)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: abdomen light pink or white with dorsal row of black spots; thorax white with three black stripes [one dorsal and two dorsolateral]; forewing mostly white with small black wedges representing lines; fringe white
Wing Span: 3.8-5.0 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April to September (July to September in Quebec).
Caterpillar Hosts: larvae feed on leaves of corn, dock, lambs-quarters or goosefoot (Chenopodium spp.), grape, plantain, prickly-pear cactus (Opuntia spp.), smartweed, sunflower
Adult Food:
Range: Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to New Mexico, north to North Dakota and Ontario
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL