Apantesis carlotta – Carlotta’s Tiger Moth

Hodges # 8171.1

Caterpillar foods: reared in captivity on wild lettuce (Lactuca)  (Bugguide)

Difficult to separate from A. nais and A. phalerata.  The main differences are: black costal margin; male hindwings pale orange-yellow, female hindwings pale orange yellow or pink; male ptagiae unmarked yellowish, female ptagiae black edged with yellow  (Moths of North Dakota)

8/16/2013  probable ID confirmed by Les Ferge

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