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Anna Tiger Moth (Apantesis anna) Resting in leaf litter in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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I&#039;m not sure if it was from the heat, but this moth was so relaxed it allowed me to handle it. Anna Tiger Moth,Apantesis anna,Geotagged,Moth Week 2018,Spring,United States,apantesis,lepidoptera,moth,moths,tiger moth,tiger moths Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Anna Tiger Moth (Apantesis anna)

Resting in leaf litter in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

I'm not sure if it was from the heat, but this moth was so relaxed it allowed me to handle it.

    comments (7)

  1. Beautiful! It seems there's only 5 species in the suggested genus. Any candidate you have in mind, or do they look too similar to tell? Posted one year ago
    1. I'm pretty sure I needed a good view of the hindwings for an ID? I have it up on Bugguide (just in case anyone knows any different). I would have gotten a look, but I try to disturb wildlife as little as possible! Posted one year ago
      1. I've read that wing patterns even within a single species are variable, so it's quite tricky. Still, doing some visual matching in general search, some can possibly be excluded, and to me it looks like Apantesis phalerata and Apantesis carlotta are key candidates.

        Take it with a grain of salt though :)
        Posted one year ago
        1. I got an ID from an expert on inaturalist! He narrowed it down by the width of the lines/bands and the flight time! *note: I had more photos for reference on my inaturalist post. Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
          1. Excellent, congrats! Posted one month ago
      2. Yep, you need to see the hindwings, and even then, that won't verify the species ID 100%. For an exact ID, you need to dissect the genitalia on many of these species. Posted one year ago
        1. Got an ID from an expert, twinsie! *note: I had more photos for reference on my inaturalist post. Posted one month ago, modified one month ago

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A species of tiger moth in the Erebidae family.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 29, 2018. Captured May 19, 2018 00:26 in 381 Dally Cove Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/5.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm