Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1135040

Virgin Tiger Moth
Apantesis virgo

Observation date: August 17, 2017
Submitted by: RColonna
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sitting first in the AM shade near the ground, when disturbed it moved a bit to hide then was blown by lawnmower and ended up in sun. When I prodded it to open his wings for a pic, it flew a short distance revealing a pink-red and black body and underwings! It then went to hide under the patio furniture cover.
Status: Resident
Verified by: BarbSendelbach
Verified date: January 17, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New Jersey, Burlington County