Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1149029

St. Lawrence Tiger Moth
Platarctia parthenos

Observation date: November 15, 2017
Submitted by: Blondegoddess
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Was found with multiple others on the ground at my daughter’s high school in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 08, 2021
Coordinator notes: This sp. isn't necessarily common in New Mexico but there are historical sightings in New Mexico recorded in both BG and MPG, and the sp. is found frequently in CO and other points west. It's tempting to think this is Hypercombe scribonia, but that sp. really isn't found west of Texas, and this fits the field marks better. And the hint of spots on the side doesn't seem consistent with Apantesis figurata. JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Eddy County