Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1297805

Virgin Tiger Moth
Apantesis virgo

Observation date: June 29, 2021
Submitted by: Lcraven
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: July 01, 2021
Coordinator notes: Difficult to be absolutely certain without a look at a hindwing, but I don't think this is A. anna (the other possibility from the FW pattern). Also, A. anna tends to be yellowish, which this is not. BTW, MPG notes that the taxonomy has changed - this sp. has moved from Grammia to Apantesis. The pics by Forest Barnas and Stuart Schwartz support this being apantesis - see http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8197 JRains