Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Agreeable Tiger Moth
Spilosoma congrua Walker, 1855

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Pure white and nearly identical to the Pink-legged Tiger Moth (Spilosoma latipennis), but coxa and femur of the foreleg are yellow, not pink. Some specimens have black spots in pm. and st. areas of forewing.
Wing Span: 2.7-4.7 cm.
Life History:
Flight: April-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Herbaceous plants, including dandelions and pigweed. Larva has also been seen boring into mushroom stems.
Adult Food:
Range: Throughout eastern North America.
Management Needs:
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