Cycnia tenera

Common Names: Dogbane tiger moth, delicate Cycnia
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Moths

Caterpillars are covered all over in soft grey to whitish hairs. Adults: Wings are white with a buttery yellow margin along the front of the forewing, legs are black. The underside of the forewing may have a dusting of black. The body is yellow with a row of black spots. Wingspan is 30 to 40 mm.

Found on dogbane and milkweed plants.

Edible Notes: Not edible; poisonous due to it's diet.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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