Arctiid Moths(sps # 8105-8286)

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Arctiid moths

Arctiids or tiger moths, often times have bright colors. This family includes other groups such as footmen, lichen moths, and wasp moths. Caterpillars are usually "hairy" and are very active. When disturbed, many caterpillars quickly "jump" off where they are resting and fall to the ground while curling into a ball. While most Arctiids are nocturnal, there are many species that fly in the day time or are more active at twilight hours. Adults visit flowers. Arctiids have a tymbal organ on the metathorax which produces sounds used mating and for defense against predators. When disturbing certain species, such as "the faithful beauty" (Composia fidelissima) you can hear this noise quite clearly.

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60mm

8038 – Composia fidelissima,

Faithful Beauty Moth 

Photo by:

Jim Vargo

23mm

8099– Pagara simplex,

Mouse Colored Lichen Moth

Photo by:

Jim Vargo

50mm

8129 – Pyrrharctia isabella,

Isabella Tiger Moth 

40mm

50mm

8169 – Apantesis phalerata Female Harnessed Tiger Moth

Photo by:

Jim Vargo

44mm

8217– Leucanopsis longa,

Long-Streaked Tussock Moth

Photo by:

Jim Vargo

26mm

8228– Cycnia inopinatus, Unexpected Cycnia Moth

35mm

8270 – Lymire edwardsii,

Edwards Wasp Moth 

44mm

8272 - Empyreuma pugione,

Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth 

42mm

8284.1 - Syntomeida syntomoides

26mm

8090 - Hypoprepia fucosa,

Painted Lichen Moth

11mm

8102– Afrida ydatodes,

Dyar's Lichen Moth

66mm

8146 – Hypercompe scribonia,

Giant Leopard Moth 

42mm

8202 – Halysidota cinctipes,

Florida Tussock Moth 

54mm

8224 – Calidota laqueata,

Streaked Calidota Moth 

33mm

8257 – Eupseudosoma involuta,

Snowy Eupseudosoma Moth

34mm

8271 – Nelphe carolina,

Little Carol's Wasp Moth 

43mm

8282 - Syntomedia ipomoeae,

Yellow-banded Wasp Moth  

32mm

8286 – Pseudocharis minima,

Lesser Wasp Moth 

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Photo by:

Jim Vargo

21mm

8098– Clemensia albata,

Little White Lichen Moth

35mm

8105 – Utetheisa ornatrix,

Ornate Bella Moth

38mm

8169 – Apantesis phalerata Male Harnessed Tiger Moth

43mm

8203 – Halysidota tessellaris,

Banded Tussock Moth 

35mm

8227 – Paraeuchaetes insulata,

Yellow-winged Pareuchaetes Moth 

30mm

8267 – Cisseps fulvicollis,

Yellow Collarded Scape Moth 

8271.4 – Aclytia heber 

8284 - Syntomedia epilais,

Polka-dotted Wasp Moth 

43mm