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Virgin Tiger Moth

Grammia virgo

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6 Comments

BlissFam
BlissFam 9 years ago

Thank you!! My mother hadn't ever seen this moth before and was really curious about it!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Corey, many species in the genus Grammia have the leopard print-like design, though the pattern is different for different species. I think Grammia virgo is a correct ID for this moth, though if you have doubts you can always keep it at Grammia sp. The forewing patterning in the reference link I found looks exact to me, though.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

BlissFam
BlissFam 9 years ago

When it opened its wings the underneath was bright orange with what looked like leopard prints on it

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Beautiful! I usually agree with Brian, though I think it may be Grammia virgo:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/199981

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

Great macro capture of this Tiger Moth - there are several and unless you get the wings open it is hard to say much more than it is a Tiger Moth species

BlissFam
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BlissFam

Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 14, 2012
Submitted on Jul 14, 2012

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