Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1142041

Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Observation date: September 18, 2017
Submitted by: xlshirtz
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar was found in the grass not on a plant. The outside temperature is 84 degrees and it is slightly humid. The caterpillar was crawling through our yard. There were no odd behaviors.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 05, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Pitt County, United States, North Carolina