Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1203741

Ranchman's Tiger Moth
Platyprepia virginalis

Observation date: April 28, 2019
Submitted by: Ceres123
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found near dandelion, vetch, clover, and grass. These caterpillars have been very prevalent in the feilds this spring. It has been rainy and sunny in equal amounts. Temperatures can still reach freezing at night. I have previously seen a black moth with white spots in the same location.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: May 02, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Island County, Washington, United States