Virbia aurantiaca - (Hübner, [1831])
Orange Holomelina Moth
Synonym(s): Holomelina aurantiaca (Hübner, [1831])
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.112518
Element Code: IILEY24080
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Invertebrates - Insects - Butterflies and Moths - Tiger Moths
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Mandibulata Insecta Lepidoptera Erebidae Virbia
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Hodges, R.W. et al., eds. 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E.W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, London. 284 pp.
Concept Reference Code: B83HOD01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Holomelina aurantiaca
Taxonomic Comments: The genus Holomelina synonymized with Virbia by Zaspel and Weller (2006).

Following Lafontaine and Schmidt (2010), the traditional Arctiidae have been transferred to the family Erebidae as a subfamily (Arctiinae), with former subfamilies such as Lithosiinae now treated as tribes. The circumscription of Arctiinae remains virtually identical to recent circumscriptions of Arctiidae, but circumscriptions of some taxa within the Arctiinae have changed.
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Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 16Dec2002
Global Status Last Changed: 31May2002
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N5 (28Oct2001)
Nation: Canada
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Arkansas (SNR), Indiana (SNR), New Hampshire (S5?), New York (SU), Pennsylvania (SNR)
Canada Alberta (SNR), Ontario (S4?), Saskatchewan (SNR)

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Distribution
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U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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Distribution data for U.S. states and Canadian provinces is known to be incomplete or has not been reviewed for this taxon.
Endemism: occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AR, IN, NH, NY, PA
Canada AB, ON, SK

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State County Name (FIPS Code)
NY Clinton (36019), Suffolk (36103)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
02 Southern Long Island (02030202)+
04 Chateaugay-English (04150308)+
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Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
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References
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  • Hodges, R.W. et al., eds. 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E.W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, London. 284 pp.

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  • Lafontaine, J.D. and B. C. Schmidt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40:1-239.

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  • Little, S. 1979. Fire and plant succession in the New Jersey pine barrens. P. 297-313 in R. T. T. Forman, ed. Pine Barrens: Ecosystem and Landscape. Academic Press, Inc. Orlando, FL.

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  • NatureServe. 2010. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer. (Data last updated August 2010)

  • Opler, Paul A., Kelly Lotts, and Thomas Naberhaus, coordinators. 2010. Butterflies and Moths of North America. Bozeman, MT: Big Sky Institute. (accessed May 2010).

  • Schmidt, B.C. and P.A. Opler. 2008. Revised checklist of the tiger moths of the Continental United States and Canada. Zootaxa 1677:1-23.

  • Schweitzer, Dale F. 1998. Rare, potentially rare, and historic macrolepidoptera for Long Island, New York: A suggested inventory list.

  • Zaspel, J.M and S. J. Weller. 2006. Review of generic limits of the tiger moth genera Virbia Walker and Holomelina Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae) and their biogeograph. Zootaxa 1159:1-68.

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