Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1177718

Milkweed Tussock Moth or Milkweed Tiger Moth
Euchaetes egle

Observation date: August 08, 2018
Submitted by: max8601
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Weather was threatening to rain. It was hot and humid. Temperature was in the low 80's. The moth was found on the underside of a milkweed plant. The caterpillar was very active. I actually had 3 sightings in the field. All were found on the underside of milkweed plants. All exhibited the same active behavior.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: October 08, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Erie County, New York, United States