Tiger Moth (Arctiidae Arctiinae Spilosoma obliqua )

Caterpillars were found in April, 1999, feeding on Hibiscus, Liquidamber (Sweet Gum), Ilex asprella and a few other plant types on Braemar Hill, North Point.  As can be seen from the dates given below, different instars were found at the same time in the Summer of 1999 and Spring of 2000.


2nd instar larva found 20 April, 2000


3rd instar larva, found 15 July, 1999


4th instar larva, 3 May, 2000; about 28 mm / 1.1 inches long


5th or maybe 6th instar, mature larva, 21 July, 1999; about 33 mm / 1.3 inches long

The cocoon and pupa, formed 29 May, 2000.


Enlarged views of a male moth at rest;
The first specimen was found on 13 April, 1999.
Eclosure of the second one was 15 August, 2000.


Top and Underside views of moth
Wingspan was about 23 mm / 0.9 inches
 

Back to Critters Page
 
 

kilroy
This WebPage and Site authored and maintained wholly by Light Creations.
Please direct all questions, queries and comments to: David L. Mohn
Copyright Light Creations 1993-2005 - All Rights Reserved.
This page last updated 21-Jul-2001.