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Ranchland tiger moth
Platyprepia virginalis

Ranchland tiger moth
Ranchland tiger moth

Type of Insect: moth
Size: 1 inch
Overall Color: black with white pattern
Larval Foods: a variety of herbaceous plants
Adult Foods: flower nectar
Larval Type: woolly bear caterpillar
status: common
Description: medium-sized showy moths mostly black with a white spotted pattern on the forewings, orange head and mostly orange or brown hindwings, larvae are a variation of woolly bear caterpillars

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 13 Noctuidae
SubFamily: 07 Arctiinae
Genus: Platyprepia
Species: virginalis

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