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The subfamily ARCTIINAE are the classic 'Tiger Moths' with a generally
robust appearance and equally broad hind- and fore-wings. Most adults are
medium-sized, 40m mm in wingspan or more, and extremely brightly coloured.
The larvae are usually colourful and extremely hairy, with tufts of hair
originating from small fleshy projections called tubercles. Larval foodplants
include a wide range of herbs and small shrubs.
I have collected or otherwise catalogued only one species of this subfamily in the Grenadines so far,
as listed below.
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illustration of the adult and brief information on
The genus Utetheisa
Utetheisa ornatrix Linnaeus 1758
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