Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1210390

Vestal Tiger Moth
Spilosoma vestalis

Observation date: June 15, 2019
Submitted by: John D
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Evening, waxing moon, approximately 55-60 degrees, seemed to be attracted to our camp light, but landed on the table. Closer inspection of the picture reveals it appeared to have reddish puffs on its legs. Also faint spots are noticeable on the wings.
Status: Migrant
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: March 14, 2022
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Shasta County