Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1259065

Virgin Tiger Moth
Apantesis virgo

Observation date: July 08, 2020
Submitted by: Jan Karon
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: On Minnesota Point shore of lake Superior, westernmost shore of the lake - I do not see this moth on a map in the midwest. It was struggling on the waters edge. I walked home with it on my finger, cleaned off the sand and set it outside. It was not able to fly away and did not survive numerous thunderstorms last night. I still have it.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Mark Wheeler
Verified date: December 22, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Minnesota, St. Louis County