Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1085288

Pink-Legged Tiger Moth
Spilosoma latipennis

Observation date: June 14, 2016
Submitted by: jtylerbell
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this moth in deep grass. I was able to obtain only one photo before it flew away and burrowed into the grass and I was unable to relocate it. There was a flash of pink as it flew which led me to the suggested ID: Pink-legged Tiger Moth (Spilosoma latipennis).
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 19, 2016
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Anne Arundel County