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Harnessed Tiger Moth

Apantesis phalerata


A smaller, darker banded tiger moth. Cream bands along the veins. Although not photographed, it had orange underwings with black patterns along the lower margin. This may be a female, as the bands are very bold and thick.


Spotted on a sheet hanging on my porch with black lights and halogens shining on it at night to attract moths. We live in a gated lake community surrounded by rural agricultural land, and some wooded areas. National Moth Week 2017.


Apologies, no underwing photo.

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2017
Submitted on Jul 29, 2017

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