Grammia edwardsii (Stretch, 1872:77)

Edward's tiger moth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonymy follows (Schmidt, 2009):

Arctia edwardsii Stretch, 1872: 77; Apantesis ornata (=edwardsi Stretch); Franclemont,1983: 117. [misspelling]; Grammia edwardsi (Stretch); Ferguson & Opler,2006: 10. [misspelling]


Conservation Status


Last record: 1920's (source)



California (& Oregon?), USA


A later specimen collected from Skookum Meadows, Klamath County, Oregon on 23 July 1966 may refer to this species despite minor phenotypic differences (Schmidt, 2009).


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Stretch, R. H. (1872-1873 [1874]). Illustrations of the Zyga-enidae and Bombycidae of North America. Vol 1, part 1–9.San Francisco, CA.


Other references:

Schmidt, B. Christian. (2009). Taxonomic revision of the genus Grammia Rambur (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Arctiinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156: 507-597.


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