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Virgin Tiger Moth A brilliantly colored moth I found in my mom's garden this morning. Another good one to practice on! Geotagged,Grammia virgo,Illinois,Insects,Moth,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Virgin Tiger Moth

A brilliantly colored moth I found in my mom's garden this morning. Another good one to practice on!

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  1. Quite an unusual wing pattern, can't say that I have seen anything even remotely similar to this. Awesome! Posted 8 years ago
    1. I have never seen anything like this either. Quite the colors to find on a natural creature. I'll tell you, it wasn't hard to spot... Posted 8 years ago
      1. Hehe. Not just the colors though, I'm also referring to the square black patterns, really cool. Posted 8 years ago
  2. Beautiful species especially when it has its wings open :) Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago

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''Apantesis virgo'', the virgin tiger moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from Newfoundland south to Florida west to Alberta.

The wingspan is about 56 mm. The colour of the hindwings varies from yellow to scarlet, with one or more median dark blotches in addition to the discal spot. The larvae feed on various low-growing plants, including ''Thermopsis rhombifolia'' and ''Plantago'' species. The species overwinters in the larval stage.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by travismorhardt
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By travismorhardt

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Uploaded Jul 29, 2014. Captured Jul 28, 2014 09:46 in 10598 Becker Road, Savanna, IL 61074, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/8.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm