Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1231995

Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Observation date: September 07, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Second caterpillar seen on some Long-Bracted Tickweed Sunflower near the entrance of Baker Wetlands Discover Center. Moving rather quickly along the stems. Size: Very similar to but slightly larger than other one seen, about 2-2.25" in length, a little more golden in color. Weather: 78 degrees, 68% humidity, sunny blue skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 09, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County