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Acerbia alpina

Acerbia alpina

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Arctiini
Subtribus: Arctiina
Genus: Acerbia
Species: Acerbia alpina
Subspecies: A. a. alpina – A. a. johanseni – A. a. severa – A. a. sibirica

Acerbia alpina (Quensel in Acerby, 1802)

Bombyx alpina Quensel in Acerby, 1802
Bombyx thulea Dalman, 1823


Acerbi, J., 1802: Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lapland, to the North Cape 1798 & 1799 2: 1–380, pl. I-III, London.
Dalman, J. W., 1823: Analecta Entomologica: VII+108 pp., 4 tab., Holmiae.
Saldaitis, A. & Ivinskis, P. 2004. Some notes about Acerbia alpina with the description of a new subspecies, A. alpina severa. Atalanta 35(1/2): 91–103. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Sotavalta, O., 1965: A revision of the genus Hyphoraia Hübner s. lat. (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Annales Entomologici Fennici 31 (3): 159–197, Helsinki.
Witt, T.J. & Ronkay, L. (Eds.) 2011. Noctuidae Europaeae. Volume 13. Lymantriinae and Arctiinae, including phylogeny and check list of the quadrifid Noctuoidea of Europe. Entomological Press, Sorø, 448 pp. ISBN 978-87-89430-18-8. Reference page.

Vernacular names
svenska: Nordisk igelkottspinnare

Arctia alpina is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in northern Scandinavia, northern Siberia, high mountains of southern Siberia and northern Mongolia; also in Alaska and northwestern Canada.

Its wingspan is 42–50 mm.

The larvae feed on Taraxacum officinale, Vaccinium and Salix herbacea.

This species was formerly a member of the genus Acerbia, but was moved to Arctia along with the other species of the genera Acerbia, Pararctia, Parasemia, Platarctia, and Platyprepia.[1][2]

Arctia alpina alpina
Arctia alpina johanseni (O. Bang-Haas, 1927)
Arctia alpina severa Saldaitis & Ivinskis, 2004 (Kodar Mountains in Siberia)
Arctia alpina siberica O. Bang-Haas, 1927 (Siberia)


Rönkä, Katja; Mappes, Johanna; Kaila, Lauri; Wahlberg, Niklas (2016). "Putting Parasemia in its phylogenetic place: a molecular analysis of the subtribe Arctiina (Lepidoptera)". Systematic Entomology. 41 (4): 844–853. doi:10.1111/syen.12194.
Schmidt, B. Christian; Lafontaine, J. Donald; Troubridge, James T. (2018). "Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV". ZooKeys (252): 241–252. doi:10.3897/zookeys.252.28500. PMC 6189224. PMID 30337831.

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