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Virgin Tiger Moth
Photos © Kim Hosen;Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, Nokesville, VA; May 2009

Virgin Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Grammia virgo
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)

Habitat: Fields, meadows, woodlands and wetland edges

Overwinter as caterpillars

Caterpillar host plants: bedstraw, clover, lettuce, plantains and other low-growing herbaceous plants.