Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1158538

Vestal Tiger Moth
Spilosoma vestalis

Observation date: May 25, 2018
Submitted by: jwilson54
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I found this moth on the concrete outside of my backdoor, it was struggling to fly and crawl, which leads me to think it was dying. After picking it up and examinging it and taking photos, it began to crawl and flap its wings. At that point I took it outside and put it in the bushes hoping it could gain it strength back and live.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: March 15, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Oregon, Clackamas County