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Painted Tiger Moth

Arachnis picta


Gray, black and white moth with a red abdomen underneath wings and on front legs. The underside of the wings are gray, red and gold. This moth just wouldn't fly away. It allowing me to take an image of the beautiful colors before it was placed back where it was found. The eggs can be seen at my other spotting:


Backyard window screen, attracted to the light at night.


Spotted by one of my teen nature enthusiasts :)

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Thank you for your comments, Cryptozaga and lorettamerritt52!

lorettamerritt52 4 years ago


Mattia_Zagami 4 years ago


Thank you so much, Hema. You have always been such a great supporter of my favorite hobby :) Hope to be able to get outdoors with a camera again, soon!

Hema 4 years ago

Went thru your superb collection! enjoyed it so much!

Hi Daniele, thank you! Although I have spotted this beauty before, I couldn't resist. It's the most colorful moth I've seen here.

DanielePralong 4 years ago

What a beauty! Great series Cindy.

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05

Spotted on Oct 24, 2014
Submitted on Oct 25, 2014

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