Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1248933

Ornate Tiger Moth
Apantesis ornata

Observation date: May 18, 2020
Submitted by: bethrenaet
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Spotted while hand weeding in area of fairly dense, low-growing weeds. Weather conditions: sunny skies following showers earlier today. Was afraid I may have injured it. Got a piece of paper to try to coax it onto so I could move it to a more protected area, but it climbed onto my hand. Stayed with me for about five minutes and then flew back to the low-growing weeds.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: October 27, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Sonoma County