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Virginian Tiger Moth

Spilosoma virginica


Inch long white moth. The head is fuzzy and appears to have orange patches on either side. The thorax is covered in long white hairs. Antennae are feathery. Wings are white with 2 black spots on each side. Wings were not spread making the abdomen mostly hidden. However, the abdomen appeared to be black and white striped. Legs are furry and are black and white striped.


These moths are found throughout the midwest, Eastern and Southern United States. This one was found outside our house in Grand Island, Nebraska at 565 masl.

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1 Comment

Tukup 3 months ago

Never noticed the white stripes on the lower legs before (foto #2). Thanks for sharing Waston5

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Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

Spotted on Jul 3, 2021
Submitted on Aug 31, 2021

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