Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1246575

St. Lawrence Tiger Moth
Platarctia parthenos

Observation date: April 22, 2020
Submitted by: hannahjakob
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Solid Black body and hair. Hair in the sun looks tinted brown. Small white spots on the body. No distinct markings of any kind. No red bands when curled and hair looks softer than Giant Leopard Moth. Not a wooly bear either? No brown band. Black head. Around 2.5 inches long. Weather conditions were rainy and in low 50s f. The insect is quite active but was not and is not eating.
Status: Resident
Verified by: J_Martineau
Verified date: April 27, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Montana, Mineral County