Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1046764

Ranchman's Tiger Moth
Platyprepia virginalis

Observation date: June 05, 2015
Submitted by: bluecap
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: My 4 year old son collected the caterpillar about 3 weeks ago, fed him, provided a "hang" and we watched the development and emergence of the adult. Released after about 4 hours observation. Have observed only two other caterpillars on property.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: June 10, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Montana, Lincoln County