Boisduval's Tiger

Regular price $75.00

Chetone histrio, commonly known as the histrio tiger moth, is a strikingly colorful moth found in Central and South America. It belongs to the family Erebidae. The moth features vibrant patterns of orange, black, and white on its wings, which serve as a warning to predators about its toxicity. Chetone histrio's larvae feed on a variety of host plants, often from the Asteraceae family, and acquire toxic compounds that make them unpalatable to predators. The bright coloration and toxic nature of both the larvae and adults are classic examples of aposematic (warning) coloration in the animal kingdom.

This specimen is encased in a 5” x 5” frame.