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Arctiidae

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Arctiidae
Cinnabar moth
Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Subkingdom:Metazoa
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterygota
Infraclass:Neoptera
Superorder:Endopterygota
Order:Lepidoptera
Suborder:Ditrysia
Superfamily:Noctuoidea
Family:Arctiidae
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Subfamilies

Lithosiinae
Syntominae

Arctiidae is a family of moths with around 11,000 species found all over the world. This family includes the groups commonly known as tigers (which usually have bright colours) and footmen (which are usually much drabber).

Some produce foul chemicals. They can be poisonous, or can look just like kinds of moths that are poisonous.

Many species have hairy caterpillars which are popularly known as woolly bears. The scientific name refers to this (Gk. αρκτος = a bear). The caterpillars are usually active during the daytime. If disturbed, they will roll into a tight spiral. Colonial superstition has it that the forthcoming weather can be predicted by the amount of black on a woolly bear caterpillar.

Species

Species include:

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Monarch Butterfly

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