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Amata bicincta

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Description

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Family Arctiidae

'The Arctiidae are members of the Superfamily Noctuoidea. Worldwide in distribution, moths of this family are richest in the tropics. The small to medium-sized adults are often white, yellow, orange, or red with black markings on the forewings . Some adults are day-fliers, while others are nocturnal . Larvae are typically very hairy ; some tiger moth larvae are called "woolly bears." Larvae feed on lichens as well as herbaceous and woody plants , and some species are forest pests. Pupation takes place in cocoons made of matted larval hair and little or no silk .

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Taxonomy

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Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Amata

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2 species and subspecies in this genus:

A. kruegeri (Ragusa's Nine-Spotted Moth) · A. phegea (Yellow-Belted Burnet)

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Footnotes

  1. http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/taxonomy?f=32&sci=Arctiidae&com=Tiger Moths and Lichen Moths [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-29