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scientific name    Arctia caja    (L.)

common name     Garden Tiger

habitat
Can be found in meadows and clearings in forested areas, up to the mountain treeline.

seasonality
Mid July - mid August.

identification
One of our largest and most easily recognizable tiger moths in Alberta.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Uncommon.

diet info
Reported to feed on a variety of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants, including Taraxacum, Plantago, Populus, Salix and Alnus.

range
Newfoundland west to B.C., south to Utah and Colorado.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=237



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