Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1227536

Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Observation date: August 21, 2019
Submitted by: sakit
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Many on my petunia hanging plant
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: December 02, 2021
Coordinator notes: My first guess, A. dactylina, is incorrect. Possibly Spilosoma virginica? Hair is the right length, anyway.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Sullivan County