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Virgin Tiger Moth

Grammia virgo

Description:

Notes:

Identified by Linnaeus

2 Species ID Suggestions

Amorgan
Amorgan 8 years ago
Parthenice Tiger Moth
Grammia parthenice
Amorgan
Amorgan 8 years ago
Virgin Tiger Moth
Grammia virgo Linnaeus


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7 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

awesome!

AlexK
AlexK 8 years ago

Huh, i thought Grammia virgo Linnaeus was a weird scientific name, but figured i'd roll with it as everyone here seemed to be using it :P

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thank you for adding more photos to this spotting, it really helped with the ID! By the way, the "Linnaeus" can be placed under the notes or description, as he was the person who named this moth, not the part of the scientific name. Thank you again!

AlexK
AlexK 8 years ago

No worries, glad to help

quiggsmcghee
quiggsmcghee 8 years ago

Jakubko,
The hind wings are decently visible in photos 4 and 5.

akussr,
Thanks for taking time to make the comparison! Makes it much easier to tell which species it is

AlexK
AlexK 8 years ago

Pretty sure its a G. virgo Linnaeus

i threw together a quick wing pattern comparison for you
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc12/...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Sorry for the double suggestion! Amorgan is right about the genus, but it is hard to tell which species without seeing the hindwings.

quiggsmcghee
Spotted by
quiggsmcghee

Ohio, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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