Latest Arctiidae Stories

wooly bear caterpillars
2014-12-21 13:13:09

Folklore has it that the mildness/harshness of an upcoming winter can be predicted by the width of the brown stripe on a wooly bear caterpillars back. One scientist set out to see the validity in this belief.

Venezuelan Poodle Moth: Is It Real Or Photoshop?
2012-08-27 15:10:09

Most moths can be easily identified when you look at them, however some have dazzling features that could make even the most well-trained eye do a double take.

Image 1 - Beautifully Colored Lizard Discovered In The Peruvian Andes
2012-02-18 04:54:05

Named 'mountain dweller', it is the highest-altitude living member of its genus.

World's Smallest Frogs Found In New Guinea
2011-12-12 08:29:12

Field work by researcher Fred Kraus from Bishop Museum, Honolulu has found the world's smallest frogs in southeastern New Guinea. This also makes them the world's smallest tetrapods (non-fish vertebrates).

2011-07-19 09:34:34

The Eucalantica genus belongs to the relatively primitive micro-moth group, Yponomeutidae.

2009-10-16 14:19:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To avoid becoming a bat's tasty treat, a species of tiger moth plays a trick with sound.

2005-07-28 14:23:05

Some parasites trigger their own destruction by altering their hosts' behavior, researchers at The University of Arizona and Wesleyan University report in Nature.

Latest Arctiidae Reference Libraries

2009-04-28 19:25:53

The Amata phegea or Nine-spotted moth is a member of the Arctiidae family. These moths feature black wings and white spots with an average wing span of 1.3 to 1.6 inches and yellow abdominal ring. Its black antennae have white tips. The Nine-spotted moth uses mimicry to imitate the Zygaena ephialtes which is a poisonous moth. It is predominately found in Southern Europe. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-08-06 17:51:14

The Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia), also known as the Eyed Tiger Moth, is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is distributed throughout the southern and eastern United States from New England to Mexico. This species has a wingspan of 3 inches. The wings are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some hollow and some solid. The abdomen is dark blue with orange markings. The male has a narrow yellow line on the sides. Its legs have black and white bands. Adult moths...

2005-09-09 08:19:45

The Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly colored arctiid moth. It is found in Europe and western and central Asia and has been introduced into New Zealand and Australia to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths have a wingspan of 1.3-1.7 in (32-42 mm). A survey is currently being undertaken in the UK as a part of National Insect Week. You can...

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Word of the Day
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.