Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1305329

Garden Tiger Moth or Great Tiger Moth
Arctia caja

Observation date: August 06, 2021
Submitted by: a bugs life
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: There were 2 of these moths within a foot of each other in my back parking area behind work. Both not moving much so I moved them away from where they may be driven over. Sadly it was brought to my attention that my landlord may have recently sprayed some herbicides on the “weeds” in the back area and it’s possible the moths were dying. Warm overcast day, a bit of smoke in the air from very distant wildfires in Northern Ontario.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: August 06, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Canada, Ontario