Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Virgin Tiger Moth

Grammia virgo

1 Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


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 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:

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

Spotted by

Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team