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Vestal Tiger Moth

Spilosoma vestalis

Description:

White Moth with Red leg markings

Habitat:

rural urban forest in the PNW found in house

4 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 12 years ago

GretchenSchuler, no, they can't bite but you might have been feeling the little claws on the feet. I don't think the adults even feed as I can't find any information on it.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Beautiful,

GretchenSchuler
GretchenSchuler 12 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon. Do they bite? It almost felt like it was maybe biting my hand, a very slight sensation.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 12 years ago

Beautiful moth! Nice series, very helpful with IDing!

GretchenSchuler
Spotted by
GretchenSchuler

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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