Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1358053

Ornate Tiger Moth
Apantesis ornata

Observation date: June 05, 2023
Submitted by: NoTA526’Z
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Rather humid morning here in Laytonville, California. Plants near where moth was flying are, Foxglove, Petunias, Violas, Azalea, Peony, Mint, Iris, White Clover, Sweet Pea, Jasmine, Queens Tears - Trees are Douglas Fir, Redwood, Tan Oak, Golden Chain Tree, Fruitless Pear, Fruitless Plum, Maple, Chestnut, Madrone, Wisteria Vine, Blackberry, and Lavender. The moth was flying around and suddenly dropped to the rocky driveway. I put it on a Foxglove plant. At about 1:15 p.m., I saw it flutter past my window. I had never seen a moth or butterfly like this before in my area
Status: Unknown
Verified by: mcduck
Verified date: June 07, 2023
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Mendocino County