Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1050388

St. Lawrence Tiger Moth
Platarctia parthenos

Observation date: June 25, 2015
Submitted by: Carol A. Mickelsen
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The moth was on the leaf of a very small Lilac bush, which is not native to this area. It stayed there for several hours. At one point it was on the underside of the leaf, but later was back on top. when I checked over six hours later, the moth was on the stem of the plant. The weather was around 78 degrees F, dry, still, and smokey from forest fires.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: July 07, 2015
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Alaska, Fairbanks North Star