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Crimson Tiger Moth

Spilosoma curvata


I have a few of these, They are colorful and I usually forget what is in the collection. They also have variable wing patterns. They are common here. Thanks to Leuba Ridgeway for the id

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StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Ha ha, 1920s it is,

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

A little beauty! Love the fur stole and hind wings. Very 1920's.

StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Thank you Leuba, you and Mark keep me interested. I agree with you on that id. I have just caught and released another that bridges these wing pattern variations

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Looks like Spilosoma curvata

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

What a beauty Stephen- that hind wing colour just adds to it. There is some similarity in the wing pattern to Spilosoma, isn't there? Can't find any exact matches but will look. Good to hear from you Stephen.

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Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 27, 2014
Submitted on Sep 27, 2014

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