Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1019765

Wandering Tiger Moth
Spilosoma vagans

Observation date: May 04, 2014
Submitted by: Finatic02
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Attracted to UV light
Status: Resident
Verified by: Robert Martin
Verified date: December 24, 2014
Coordinator notes: The Spilosoma vagans forewings and hindwings are extremely variable with respect to color and pattern. I could not find a match for the exact wing pattern of your specimen, but still think it's S. vagans. Bob Martin
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Diego County