Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1298418

Nais Tiger Moth
Apantesis nais

Observation date: July 04, 2021
Submitted by: Denise Fleener
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found in San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica
Status: Unknown
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: August 18, 2022
Coordinator notes: I'm staying with the one who sighted this moth as a Nais Tiger Moth, Apantesis nais, but it should be noted that another almost identical moth is the Mexican Tiger Moth Notarctia proxima, which has red under the wings which does not show in this photo, but also after studying the pattern of the stripes I believe this is definitely the Nais, but the two could be confused.
Checklist region(s): Costa Rica, Heredia