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Tigrioides alterna

Tigrioides alterna


A striking looking moth with deep yellow drapes for wings with black waves. At rest it overlapped gathered wings. Approximately 30mm long.


Attracted by porch lights at night in back yard surrounded by mixed eucy and pine forest.


Tigrioides alterna (Walker, 1854) Thanks bayucca for ID. Most are almost white. Is yellow a sexual dimorphism? Common name of "Tiger moth" is ridiculous as the are many others also called that.

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bayucca 11 years ago
Tiger Moth
Tigrioides alterna Tigrioides alterna

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Thanks bayucca. I'm curious how the colour varies. Most in googleimages seem to be white to cream colour but mine (and a few others) was very deep yellow. Maybe sex dimorphism? It' also a pity about the 'common name' - it's so common and therefore so misleading...

bayucca 11 years ago

Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini, Tigrioides sp. and most probably Tigrioides alterna.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 24, 2013

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