Spilosoma latipennis

930311.00 — 8133 — Spilosoma latipennis Stretch, 1872 — Pink-legged Tiger Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:


Sex Differences

Antennae bipectinate in male and filiform in female.


Spilosoma spp. and Hyphantria cunea can be difficult to separate on sight. On Block Island and throughout its range, S. latipennis may be reliably separated from similar species by the extensive pink scaling on its profemora. The wings and abdomen of this species are always pure white.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide